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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

    Florida newbie

    ZiggyKD
    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

    Invictus
    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

    Hello from Bainbridge Island, WA

    Elle
    By Elle,
    Hello I'm Elle. I'm a first year college student working with my Dad to run a small business in investment consulting and research. I'm geared towards an economics major at the moment, but I'm sure anyone in school knows what it feels like feeling out your major in your first year. I'm looking forward to exchanging thoughts with you. -Elle

    How the ARI recycles essays

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    Damnit, Peter Schwartz! Please stop recycling your essays! First, on October 6, 2003 Then, on April 8, 2004 He just changed the first sentence in the first paragraph, then all else stayed the same. Other authors there do this, too. Certainly, with the intelligent minds over there, ARI can do better than that.

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