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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"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Is there a mysticism pertaining to the successful Capitalist?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    In the minds of many people, is there an irrational belief that the leading, successful, entrepreneurial businessman (and most are men) can do no wrong and can speak no lie, just because he's rich and he's created all that wealth with his own mind and work, and because he's created jobs for other people, and because he's created valuable and interesting services and products for many consumers, and so on? Does this lead to the Capitalist taking on the aura of virtual divinity in the minds o

    Is it ethical to sacrifice your life in order to uphold a principle of ethics?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    In part, I am thinking of the case of Socrates. If, at this trial, Socrates had admitted that he was introducing new, foreign gods, and if he'd admitted that he was corrupting young men by teaching them to use critical, rational thinking to investigate received wisdom, Socrates would almost certainly have never been sentenced to death. Yet, Socrates refused to admit any wrongdoing, or even to recognize that his accusers might have some legitimate concerns with his teaching. Was that ethical

    What if Socialism is the only way for any humans to survive--would Socialism then be ethical?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    Some Socialists assert that some form of Socialism is necessary since high-tech humans living within a Capitalist system can't help but degrade or alter the earth's biosphere to the point where it will no longer be able to support human life. This is the message implicit in Adam McKay's movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix.  Now, if you don't mind, could we set aside, for this discussion, the issue as to whether or not that is a correct prediction about the end result of Capitalism. Instea

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup 1. Through Harry Binswanger's Value for Value blog, I learned of a talk (embedded below) that he gave last year titled "All Regulation is Over-Regulation."I agree, and highly recommend the blog post as well as the lecture. 2. At the blog of the Texas Institute for Property Rights, Brian Phillips correctly notes that Ron DeSantis's lack of principles is behind his failure to speak up against "lockdowns" earlier in the pandemic:I live in Florida, and I remember when the two weeks

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