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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:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things Let's call it "One-Liner Friday." The blackwater images are far more spectacular. (Image by Lakshmi Sawitri, via Wikimedia Commons, license.) 1. "I did what any sane person would do in this situation: whipped up a handy document called 'HOW TO DIAL A TELEPHONE' and left work at 6 PM. 2. More's Law: "Web sites will continuously add more JavaScript to neutralize the performance improvements predicted by Moore's Law." 3. Buy Now: "The NoPhone is a technology-free alternative

    Reblogged:Pushing Back Against a State Religion

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Image by the blowup, via Unsplash, license. For some time, there has been talk within Objectivist circles to the effect that, if environmentalism isn't a religion, it has enough similarities to one that it can be useful to think about it as one. The most important one is the way many people think about environmentalist predictions, practices, and policies. (See P.S.) Environmentalism as a religion-like phenomenon came up in a recent installment of Alex Epstein's Power Hour, in which he intervie

    Reblogged:Clarity: The Forgotten Friend of Freedom and Health

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A recurring theme in pro-liberty commentary about the pandemic and the role of government in fighting it has been the importance of clarity on the part of government officials. The below, from "A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease," is a good example: This morning, I ran across an amusing characterization of some of what we got instead, specifically regarding the asinine outdoor mask mandates in some locales:The condom example is memorable, amusing, and good, the last because it is much

    Atlas Shrugged

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Mind in Steel Dagny “felt the sweep of an emotion which she could not contain, as of something bursting upward. She turned to the door of the motor units, she threw it open to a screaming jet of sound and escaped into the pounding of the engine’s heart. . . . “Why had she always felt that joyous sense of confidence when looking at machines?—she thought. In these giant shapes, two aspects pertaining to the inhuman were radiantly absent: the causeless and the purposeless. Every part of the mo

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