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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

    AR and the movie "The Fountainhead"

    RadCap
    By RadCap,
    In many of her essays, Ayn Rand analyzed different works of art. Did she ever analyze the film version of The Fountainhead? I seem to recall she made mention of the line which was cut from the film. And she has spoken of the comments made by Cooper after filming. But did she ever substantially address King Vidor's directing of her script - meaning more than a sentence or two in passing?

    The Failure of Capitalism in the West

    Charles
    By Charles,
    I am sometimes asked whether I think Capitalism works. Do I support it? I hesitate. To answer, it is going to be necessary to differentiate between the questions; 'is it working?' and 'can it work?'. I believe it can do, the free exchange of values, whether money, love or hope is something fundamentally human. Suppress it, it creeps out wherever it can, it mutates, it will die to survive in a different form, it is life. But the quality of it, the values being exchanged are the means by which we

    A Mind Trapped In Youth

    AmbivalentEye
    By AmbivalentEye,
    I have tried so many times to post here. Everything has gone wrong, ad i can only help but think that perhaps some unseen force has tried to keep me from the other mids of this world. who am i? you may say. My name is Jason... or so you shall know me because names are irrelevant in my form of reality. i do not seek yoour names, i wish to know your minds and be able to share my thoughts with all of you. I find this may be the only place where i could trully speak as i am, amongst others that l

    Taxes: Property Tax Laws

    dark_stranger
    By dark_stranger,
    Hello all, I am currently in a real estate economics class here in SF. Last night one person did a short presentation on a law that the State of California has, known as 'Proposition 13'. This unlucky number refers to a law that limits the increase in property taxes to 2% per year. However, if the house is sold or otherwise transfers ownership, a new assessment is done, establishing a new baseline on which the 2% increase will apply thereafer. More on this law can be found here:

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