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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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    Atlas Shrugged

    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

    Reblogged:Recall Newsom?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I have long thought that California's voters should do themselves a favor by removing Governor Gavin Newsom from office through a recall election. That said, according to a Bloomberg report, a recall drive there is closing in on success, currently driven in part by problems associated with rollout of the coronavirus vaccines: A recall election, should one occur, would take place only about a year before Newsom would face reelection in 2022, and Newsom -- not too surprisingly given how far left

    Why a silver standard is superior to a gold standard.

    By Sebastien,
    Here I will argue that a silver standard is superior to a gold standard. Ayn Rand is silent regarding the gold standard. It is Greenspan who advocates gold as a protection of laissez-faire economics, in Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal. Both gold and silver serve the same purpose: to increase the soundness, stability, and confidence in the dollar. But given the current price of gold, and given the general range of prices of commodities, a little bit of gold goes a long way, but a lit

    Light Pollution

    By Hermes,
    I serve as vice president of our local astronomy club. We received a general inquiry from a reporter for a culture magazine. My comrades on the executive committee were all in favor of taking this opportunity to speak out against light pollution. I started a reply, but did not send it because there was nothing I could gain from the engagement. However, the questions are worth considering.  ------------------------- We do not have the same perceptions with light that we do with sound. Y

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