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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:Moving Beyond Closure

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Most of us have probably heard some variant of the following advice at some time, about reaching peace of mind after a relationship has ended badly: Write a letter to the other person in which you say everything you wish you could say -- then destroy the letter. Advice blogger Captain Awkward adds something to that prescription that strikes me as worth passing along: I have fortunately never felt the need to write a letter like the first, but I like this idea. Why? The first letter is clear

    Definitions of "sacrifice"

    Doug Morris
    By Doug Morris,
    When people demand "sacrifice", they usually don't define it.  Last night on Jeopardy, although no one was demanding "sacrifice", they defined it as giving something up for something more important.  This is almost the opposite of Ayn Rand's definition.  Of course anyone demanding "sacrifice" will claim that what they are demanding satisfies the definition I heard on Jeopardy, not Ayn Rand's definition.  And of course, what we are dealing with in connection with demands for "sacrifice" is the di

    Reblogged:A Cold War-Esque Experiment in 'Lockdowns'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Michael Fumento again urges calm about the cornavirus pandemic in a piece at The New Criterion. As he did in an earlier piece, Fumento bases his reasoning on Farr's Law of Epidemics, which he argues: Given that many public health experts are urging us to "flatten the curve," almost everyone will find the above paragraph hard to believe. (Assuming he is correct, we will know when the pandemic is slowing down, "when the death count begins to slow down." If he's wrong, I don't think we would know

    Reblogged:American Voters Need a 'Supermarket Epiphany'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Back in my Houston days, I often shopped at H-E-B, and admired the chain so much that it immediately popped into my mind when I read about Boris Yeltsin's "supermarket epiphany." His obituary in the New York Times read in relevant part: I recalled this story when I encountered a Texas Monthly interview titled, "Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the Pandemic." The following quote from the the company's Director of Emergency Preparedness, Justen Noakes, just about says it all: Readers h

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