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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

    Reblogged:When and How to Say I Don't Know

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    How can I say 'I don't know' with confidence? Alison Green fields this common workplace question at Inc, and two things about her answer stand out to me. First, here's the essential part of her answer, which is spot-on:Crucially, Green indicates a bit later that bluffing, or guessing without being up-front about it harms one's credibility and can cause problems if others act on the made-up answer. Coming from a science background, I have always valued candor about the limits of one's knowledg

    Reblogged:Bipartisan Looting Enabled Lockdowns

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    At RealClear Markets, John Tamny makes a clear case that all the "stimulus" packages passed by the federal government basically enabled governors such as Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, and Mario Cuomo to lock their states down indefinitely, by apparently sparing them from the financial consequences of doing so: As with all such federal "aid," this is wealth redistribution in the form of future taxes and inflation, and on a historic scale. The consequences will be ugly, and it is a certainty th


    By whYNOT,

    Reblogged:Participatory 'Art' -- Or Legal Entrapment?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    "'Something made by an artist' is not a definition of art. A beard and a vacant stare are not the defining characteristics of an artist." -- Ayn Rand *** The above quote immediately came to my mind when I encountered the following headline from the New York Post: "Couple Accidentally Paints Over $500,000 Artwork." Obviously, the couple couldn't tell whatever the hell they'd painted over was "art" or the couple had good reason to believe that there was an open invitation to join the fun. Ind

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