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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:Stossel on SpaceX vs. NASA

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    For anyone who suspected NASA was a mess, John Stossel's recent report on America's first space launch in a decade will more than confirm that hunch: This is awful, but it wasn't the only time Zubrin was rebuffed for the sin of offering a good idea:Damn straight that the SpaceX "flight happened because government was not in charge." More important than this, Stossel's story, which I highly recommend, also gives hope, in the form of illustrating the positive alternative of private enterprise:L

    Franklin Planner Software

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    Before I try to start another Biologists Replicate Key Evolutionary Step thread, does anyone else here use: Franklin Planner, Franklin Covey, Plan Plus, Online CRM, Plan Plus, etc.?  

    Reblogged:How to Choose a Tool

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    In a post cleverly and imperfectly titled, "The Worst Tool for the Job," statistician John Cook discusses, the "advantages of not using the best tool for the job." Here is the broad point: Image by Igor Figueredo, via Unsplash, license. And the savings will also include time, which works similarly to money here. Time savings obviously comes into play with time not spent researching the best available tools before obtaining that adequate tool. But there's a subtler point, which a commenter

    Basic economic growth question

    Symplectic manifold
    By Symplectic manifold,
    Imagine a simplistic economy with homogeneous firms and households. Suppose that there is an exogenous positive saving rate shock, S1>S0. The households lend their extra savings to firms who make an investment and build more capital which allows firms to produce more real GDP. The firms then go to the respective product markets and put that extra GDP on display. In order for firms to pay higher wages to employees and to pay back the principal plus interest to lenders, they need to sell that e

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