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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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    Reasonable Doubt

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    For those who are jumping up and down complaining about Police officers shooting a suspect in the back.......This is what it looks lie in a foot chase with an armed suspect, this is how the suspect gets shot in the back. Can you tell if this is a real gun, toy gun or a BB gun? No you cannot. Split second decision, a life or death decision. This is even with the added daylight. Police officers have every right to defend themselves period. Don't resist and don't run Don't steal T

    Reblogged:Socialism Is Scary. What to Do?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Yesterday, I listened to the first lecture of "Persuasion Mastery," a course by Don Watkins, formerly of the Ayn Rand Institute. Watkins stresses that persuasion is possible, but difficult, with both the possibility and the difficulty being due to free will: One can't make someone else change his mind, but one can help that person see the need to begin the process of examining facts and checking premises that is necessary to do so. The best way to persuade others, he holds -- citing The Moral C

    Reblogged:Perspective on Weird Interview Questions

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    At Ask a Manager, Allison Green reminds an introverted job applicant of the nature of a job interview before showing how to apply it to a strange question he had received: Green later admits that job interviews don't feel like a balanced conversation to many people. Nevertheless, it is clear that internalizing this approach will make many odd questions less awkward, such as the one she was asked about: How would you go about connecting with coworkers outside of work? Here is how Green suggeste

    Reblogged:The Awe-Inspiring Power of Creation

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    As savages burn and loot many of our cities, fooling themselves about being powerful, it behooves the rest of us to step back for a moment and contemplate the magnificence of real power: the creative application of the reasoning mind to survival on earth. Willis Carrier, the man who invented air conditioning, gives us a fine example, as relayed in part at A Wealth of Common Sense: I agree with the author that air conditioning might be one of the most underrated inventions. As he indicates, Car

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