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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"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Random Things 1. In the course of listening to this Genetic Literacy Project podcast, I learned that we have the technology to make CRISPR-edited hypoallergenic cats. Luddites and regulations stand in the way of this getting to market, of course, but in the meantime, there is a cat food that helps neutralize the allergenic protein in cat saliva. (This is the same protein that would get edited out for the "CRISPR critters," as Kevin Folta and Cameron English put it on their excellent podc

    Reblogged:'Fake News,' 'Faux News;' To-may-to, To-mah-to.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    If men accept the notion that reason is not valid, what is to guide them and how are they to live? -- Ayn Rand on tribalism*** Political strategist Ruy Teixeira considers the blind spots of the Democratic Party in a lengthy National Review piece. Among other things, he coins an interesting term, The Fox News Fallacy:Image by Rice Ball, via Unsplash, license.I've seen this before, and dispute only how new this phenomenon might be on the left: I recall seeing the term Faux News as a coded referenc

    Reblogged:Union-Backed 'Sectoral Bargaining' Is Guild Socialism

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Guild socialism is the rule of, by, and for mediocrity. -- Ayn Rand*** In his excellent piece, "For U.S. Union Bosses, Even the 'Pro-Act' Doesn't Go Far Enough," Mark Mix notes that labor unions have a plan to force workers in entire swaths of American industry to pay for and deal with union bosses whether they want to or not. (Recall that the PRO Act is a federal version of California's AB-5 ban on contract work.) This scheme would benefit from the fact that part of the PRO Act calls for an el

    Objectivist Mechanical Engineers

    Halsey17
    By Halsey17,
    I'm just wondering about other Objectivist mechanical engineers as far as their industry or research area of choice. I'll soon be graduating and pursuing master's studies in mechanical engineering myself, and at this point my ideal industry is small arms (FN, HK, Colt...etc.). So what are you other MechEs doing? Anyone trying to design super efficient engines like JG in Atlas Shrugged or what? Is anyone doing research instead of industry? Any advice for kids like me?

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