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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:The Nation That the Left Forgot

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    (And Other Heretical Realms) Do you remember, back in the good old days, that whenever the subjects of socialized medicine or socialism came up, you could practically bet the farm on Sweden being held up -- incorrectly -- as an example of those ideas working? I do, too. And -- if life and liberty weren't at stake -- I'd find it quite amusing that now, whenever the subject of Sweden comes up at all, it is framed in such a way as to frighten us from following its once-unimpeachable example. This

    C & C: Coronavirus #4

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    ***Moderator Note*** Split from Correspondence and Coherence Blog So bottom line what I am seeing is that Switzerland has almost 10 times better healthcare than Italy.  Switzerland 0.0133815948228584‬ death rate Italy has   0.0985891060483405 death rate   But did I get that right, Italy has almost a 10 percent death rate? I thought the Coronavirus had a 2 percent mortality rate.

    Reblogged:Pacific Legal Writes to Gov. Newsom

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I was happy to learn yesterday that the Pacific Legal Foundation has written a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and other officials on behalf of art gallery owners Quent and Linda Cordair, who have defied a statewide lockdown by reopening their doors. The letter is just over six pages long, but I highly recommend reading it for the many very good philosophical, legal, and historical issues it raises in regard to the irrational policies so many officials have pursued since the epidemic

    Reblogged:Is There Now a De Facto $15 Minimum Wage?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A piece at Issues and Insights describes a provision in the CARES relief act that will make economic recovery from the lockdowns more difficult in multiple ways. "New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was right to call this 'unemployment on steroids,'" the piece notes of the unemployment rate, which will incentivize not returning to work in any locale whose minimum wage isn't at least $15 per hour. Issues and Insights quotes the following from the Wall Street Journal: The article elaborates a bit furth

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