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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

    Income Tax

    dondigitalia
    By dondigitalia,
    Income taxes make me and I owed $3000 this year. All of the checks just cleared. My balance is hideously low. It sickens me to know that my productivity is going to provide for welfare and medicare recipients across the country. I can't think of a single use I personally make of the taxes I pay. I don't recieve welfare. I don't recieve public health insurance. I don't collect social security (and will probably never be able to). I don't drive, so my use of the roads is minimal. It

    Greetings From Kentucky

    redfarmer
    By redfarmer,
    Hello, my name is Chris Rothbauer. I'm 23 years old from Louisville, Kentucky. I discovered Ayn Rand's book in January and, so far, I've read all of her non-fiction books (except for a few essays from The Voice of Reason) and am in the process of reading Atlas Shrugged (it's such a complicated book that it has taken me since January to get through it but I'm almost there). When I discovered Ayn Rand, I'd been struggling with depression since my teenage years. You see, I had been an active C

    A Blatant Example of Liberal Racism

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    Check out how Sen. Kerrey introduces himself to Condoleezza Rice The author can't help but think this remark was racially motivated. I certainly think it is.

    Capitalism: making the pie bigger for everyone

    Guest bartwart
    By Guest bartwart,
    First, let's broaden this topic out to laisse-faire capitalism because I believe that's what we both(RH and I) had in mind. This statement is in no way unphilosophical, misleading, or contradictory of Objectivism. Capitalism is sustainable precisely because it makes the pie bigger. That's really the key point here. You cannot divorce it's sustainability from the fact that it improves everyones* lives. Yes, it is the only moral system for ethical individuals to participate in AND is it s

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