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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 Capitalism NECESSARILY Racist?"

    By Boydstun,
    Eastern Division Presidential address at the Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in 2018.  Is Capitalism Necessarily Racist? Any feedback on the specifics as advanced in this paper would be appreciated, not only by me, but by many friends who read here, but do not post.

    "Are you a Rand Cultist" quiz

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    By 0096 2251 2110 8105,
    Recently I was asked to take this quiz by one of my classmates, which I found horrible and insulting. I’m just starting to learn Objectivism, so I couldn’t give him a good reply without somehow admitting he is right. I’m not interested in giving him a response, and despite being called a coward and some other things, I didn’t give him any. However, I do want to know what others who are more experienced would say about it. This isn’t intended to be trolling, I honestly want to know if these quest

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. Smoked mackerel ice cream may sound gross to you, but I'd definitely try it. That fishy/savory take on ice cream is just one I learned about when I stopped by Strange Maps and saw a tourist map of Lithuania showing where to get any of "the country's 47 weirdest ice cream flavors." Others included bacon, beer, and rhubarb. I'm not a dessert -- or even a sweets -- person, so I'd probably find many of these less weird than most people. 2. Yeah. I'm not going to Europe any time

    What and When Is Capitalism?

    By Boydstun,
    What and When is Capitalism? William Thackary was evidently the first to use the word capitalism in print. That was in his 1854 novel The Newcomes. Its essential mark was ownership of capital. So if one knew what is capital, one should have a definition of capitalism. By that simple definition, I’d say capitalism goes back at least to the periods of the various archaic states, that is, back at least to the social organization coming after hunter-gatherer groups, after tribes and chiefdoms.

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