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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

    Chinese Constitution Chance

    By danielshrugged,
    At first I didn't know what to make of the fact that China will be adding a clause to its Constitution that reads, "Private property obtained legally is inviolable." Then I realized that such a clause changes nothing, because it leaves unanswered the question of what constitutes legal acquisition of private property. For instance, does that refer to property which the state takes by force and hands over to an individual, while voluntary relationships are illegal means of acquring private propert

    Interesting observation

    By Invictus,
    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. Source

    Thanks to all....

    By RationalBiker,
    I don't normally do this kind of post. Frankly, I hope people don't see it as inappropriate or corny or whatever, particularly since I haven't even been a member here for that long. I want to extend my appreciation to the operators and members of this site for creating the environment that I have found here! I participate in several different forums on a variety of different topics from games, to photography and to politics. Most of these forums are battlegrounds for differing opinio

    Aristotle, McKerlie, Eudaimonia, and Egoism: A Def

    By F23AC,
    Anthony Carreras May 7, 2004 Aristotle, McKerlie, Eudaimonia, and Egoism: A Defense of the Egoistic Eudaimonism Interpretation It is generally accepted that Aristotle's moral theory in the Nicomachean Ethics is egoistic, at least in a formal sense. We are told that eudaimonia is the highest good and therefore we should each aim at our own happiness. Our fundamental concern is with making our own lives realize eudaimonia. This does not specify what eudaimo

    The Intellectual Activist online

    By WGD,
    At www.intellectualactivist.com Robert Tracinsk is offering a free month of his new TIA online.


    By DavidV,
    There has been a movement among leftist types to “stop the hate.” “Hate groups” and “hate crimes” are frequently tossed around as if they were irreducible emotional primaries to be replaced by the equally irreducible and indefinable “love.” Someone could probably write a thesis about it, but I’m more interested in the questions of (a) What is hate? and ( Is it ever proper to hate someone/something? I’ll skip the cliché of someone doing something to your mother/sister/significant other as


    By Tryptonique,
    My girl is an Alias fan and it is the only T.V show she watches AT ALL. She has really enjoyed it though and watches it every week. Does it live up to the hype? What do you guys think about this television show?

    Character-based Investment

    By felicity,
    A vital part of Warren Buffett's success stems from his intellectual independence. In the height of the dot-com craze, he was unmoved. He had the patience to wait out what he judged was a bubble ("the biggest transfer of wealth"). In this context, patience means keeping a long term perspective. The cornerstone of his business is buying whole companies, not just stocks. He is also reputed for his honesty and this is a business advantage when he deals with people, because they know they can

    Online chat with Drs. Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate

    By DavidV,
    <h3 class="title">Online chat with Drs. Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate on April 23rd!</h3> <span class="post"><p>I'm very pleased to announce an online chat that I have organized with <a href="http://ObjectivismOnline.com">ObjectivismOnline.NET</a>, the <a href="http://www.aynrand.org">Ayn Rand Institute</a> and the <a href="http://www.aynrandchat.com">#AynRand IRC channel</a>.</p> <p><b>On April 23rd at 5:30 PM (P

    Of Economics and War

    By AutoJC,
    False. Economics was involved in Saddam Hussein's decision in 1990 to attack Kuwait. Rather than pay back loans owed to Kuwait, and having been refused by Kuwait to defer or even forgive such loans, motivated Iraq to attack and take over Kuwait by force. Economics is a major reason why wars start. If a country lacks in resources it then has to figure out by what framework it can trade with other countries inthe global economy to obtain such resources by trade. if a country fai

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