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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:A Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 Is Already Here

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Brian Phillips of the Texas Institute for Property Rights directly addresses a concern I have had ever since it became clear that we were heading for a global pandemic: This is a good, succinct, outline of why the government running this show is a bad idea -- even if some of the measures are what the public would (or should) voluntarily do out of self-preservation when left fully free to do so. Take school closings, a measure some areas have already implemented, and which are being bandied ab

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things Exploring past and present frontiers of pen and paper and electrons... Image by André Noboa, via Unsplash, license. 1. Cal Newport reports with annoyance that Moleskine has a social network: My initial response was, Who doesn't? And a cursory look around quickly showed me that it can at least be a good way for talented artists to exhibit their work, be it as a way to possibly being discovered or simply to share their own delight with others who may enjoy their work. I agree tha

    Reblogged:Central Planning Is Unsophisticated: An Analogy

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Florent Crivello, a product manager at Uber, writes a thought-provoking blog post titled, "The Efficiency-Destroying Magic of Tidying Up." Therein, he argues that many attempts to impose order on complex, self-ordering systems, are made out of great ignorance. His piece also proposes the following amusing analogy for urban "planners" who fall into what he calls the "high modernist" fallacy, following James Scott's Seeing Like a State. That is, they mistake complexity for chaos: Crivello's arg

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    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    . These Words These words we read from some desire . . that someone live . . the this entire. Read is our reach, . . our grasp, our be . . life that is know . . wings that are free.   Copyright Stephen C. Boydstun 2016    

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