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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"
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    Pewdiepie explains the Nicomachean Ethics

    Grames
    By Grames,
    It is well done and short.  In general and by design, social media does not reward virtue. https://youtu.be/1n_cPIhag28  

    Reblogged:Great Socialist Sex: Debunked

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over the holidays, I off-and-on read through Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World, by Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell, and I highly recommend it. The book is overall entertaining and clear, and despite my lifelong advocacy of capitalism, I learned a few things, such as what, exactly, "exploitation" means to a Marxist. (I had never explicitly tied it to the Labor Theory of Value.) That said, its chief value will be helping ordinary people who may not be that

    Morality of Littering

    happiness
    By happiness,
    Is it immoral to litter on public roads, assuming you don't leave anything that would endanger others or their pets? If the government wants to confiscate my property, why can't I treat public property like my own if it's more convenient for me to throw my coffee cup out the window than keep it in the car? 

    With or Without Nukes, Iran Is a Mortal Threat

    ARI Media Feed
    By ARI Media Feed,
    By Elan Journo from The Ayn Rand Institute Stories,cross-posted by MetaBlog With or Without Nukes, Iran Is a Mortal Threat By Elan Journo Imagine that your neighborhood is overrun by a gang. These brutes are wielding crowbars, knives, and pistols in a frenzied spree of home break-ins and mugging and murder. Now suppose the police reveal that their grand strategy for dealing with this gang is to block them from getting submachine guns--as if without such weapons, the gang would no l

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