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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

    William Hung

    By redfarmer,
    For those not familiar with the Fox television show American Idol, William Hung was a talentless singer who was tone deaf, off pitch, and made the judges break down laughing in the middle of his performance. Now, of all things, he has a CD out and is on tour. People are PAYING to see someone who has no talent singing. In The Romantic Manifesto, Ayn Rand said that the popular music of a time reflected the state of its members. What do you think it means when a society will pay to watch someo

    The artwork from Ayn Rand's books.

    By Spearmint,
    Does anyone know where I can find poster sized copies of the illustrations from the covers of various books by Ayn Rand? In particular, I would like a copy of the picture accompanying Virtue Of Selfishness (see avatar). I believe the artist who produced them was Nick Gaetano, and he has a page on cordair.com, but the only copies of his artwork they are selling there are signed 'limited edition' prints priced at $595, which isn't really financially feasible.

    Anti-Collectivist Image I made

    By Praxus,
    Tell me what you think.

    Objectivism At Work

    By redfarmer,
    I am employed at a retail store where I regularly have to deal with customers and coworkers who are not only completely irrational but overdemanding. In customer service oriented jobs, you are pretty much expected to take whatever the customer throws at you and not say anything in return. This makes me completely miserable and often makes me angry. Changing jobs is not an option right now although I do wish to go to college eventually. This creates a dilemna: many psychologists agree t

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