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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

    Workplace safety regulations

    By Apprentice,
    Can anyone point me to a thread discussing government involvement in regulating safety in private businesses? I haven't been able to find quite what I'm looking for yet and am not sure if it's been discussed. I'm in an argument with someone over this and need to solidify my position a bit. Thank you--sorry if this request is in the wrong place!

    Greetings from the Socialist "Paradise" of Sweden.

    By EGO,
    Hi! My name is Martin Lindeskog. I have been an Objectivist since the mid-80's. For more information, please check out my blog EGO. Best Premises, Martin Lindeskog - American in Spirit. Gothenburg, Sweden (a.k.a. the socialist "paradise").

    Florida newbie

    By ZiggyKD,
    Hey, my name is David Sediles, student of Objectivism from Tallahassee, FL, though originally from Miami. I'm 20 and currently attend Florida State University, where I'm a mechanical engineering major. I've known about this site for a while, though I never really browsed the forum much until recently -- a couple of very interesting threads here convinced me that I should join the forum.

    Post-Soviet Europe

    By Invictus,
    I’m sure you have all heard it said many times that the nations of Eastern Europe were better off under socialism. This is a misconception that has been coming up a lot lately and is in need of some attention. Even my usually respectable International Relations lecturer raised the possibility that free market reforms have had an adverse effect on the economies and people of the former Marxist experiment states. The graph below, called the liberalization Index, demonstrates the extent to wh

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