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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
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    Reblogged:Cowen on the Cocoonifornia Recall

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Tyler Cowen offers what I think is a realistic best-case scenario for what a Larry Elder victory in this month's California recall election would mean:Cowen goes on to note, as I have, that the victory could help revitalize two-party politics in the state, as well. I agree overall with Cowen, except that I think California's problems are deeper than (and explain) its tendency to adopt symbolic political measures. But I do think it would give many there both a peek out of their own cocoon to see

    Capitalism is not what we have

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    Recently Yaron has focused on the benefits of Colonialism and to some extent crony capitalism. Colonialism was good - better than the primitive cultures Crony Capitalisms was good - better than socialism There is some truth to them both but they end up being heard as: Ayn Rand is for Colonialism and Crony Capitalism. Amongst our selves we know Ayn Rand was not for any such thing. But isn't arguing the benefits of Colonialism ending up adding this problem?

    Reblogged:Your Consequences ≠ My Guilt

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Jeff Jacoby is understandably quite upset with the large numbers of people who people who will not avail themselves of vaccination against the coronavirus:This follows on the heels of comments Jacoby cites to the effect that the air is thick with calls for the heads of the "vaccine hesitant" in such forms as higher insurance rates and possible lower priority for treatment of their covid cases, should they require hospitalization at a facility with strained capacity. He has a point, but if you t

    Was Slavery a Wealth Builder?

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    There is an attempt to conflate the benefits of Capitalism with the effects of Slavery. In this Debate Yaron is pushed into a corner (which he pushes back) with the idea that many interviews with "experts" have determined that Slavery in a sense created wealth. And Yaron dismisses it by 1. The interviews were with people with a certain political agenda   2. More wealth has been created post slavery 3. Slavery has existed before the United States 4. Slavery economically w

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