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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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    Anarcho-Capitalism Goes to Washington

    Reidy
    By Reidy,
    Squadster Cori Bush wants to be rid of police forces, and she's a client of a private defense agency. Murray Rothbard must be smiling from wherever he is.

    Reblogged:Can Germany Nuke General Winter? Will It?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    For at least the second time (that I know of) since the start of the "hot" phase of Putin's War, Germany is "reconsidering" its foolish decision to shutter its nuclear plants. This comes about after Russia used a transparently false declaration of force majeure to excuse itself from honoring its agreements to supply natural gas to Germany, which it started breaking a month ago. John Sexton of Hot Air notes a peculiar mirror-image excuse by Green apologists in Germany for why nuclear wasn't adop

    Reblogged:Herschel Walker Reminds Me of a President...

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The New Yorker has run a piece attacking Herschel Walker, who is running as the Republican challenger to Senator Raphael Warnock. As a liberty-loving American, I see that race as lose-lose: Both candidates are horrendous and come with plenty of personal baggage. Even judging who is worse is so difficult that I'd consider sitting that election out if I were a Georgian. And that would be true even if Walker weren't basically a theocrat. Consider the first paragraph:Lord. If anything can make a

    Reblogged:Sullivan on DeSantis

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Andrew Sullivan writes one of the best assessments of Ron DeSantis as presidential material I have read so far. Regulars know that I regard him as probably the most viable Republican candidate for President in 2024, but that I have deep misgivings about him, particularly on freedom of expression and economic freedom. Sullivan would seem to agree with me overall, but is less inclined to view DeSantis as fascistic and -- although he sees DeSantis's environmental record as a virtue -- he in fact h

    Ayn Rand Fan Club podcast

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    I'm co-hosting a new podcast with Scott Schiff called Ayn Rand Fan Club. We met on Facebook and have a similar interest in discussing the Objectivist movement. This first episode addresses the issue of schisms and coalitions within the movement. In that light we take a critical look at several clips from the Yaron Brook Show. I hope you check it out and subscribe to the channel. And if you have constructive criticism, I'd like to hear it. Thanks.  

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. I am in the process of replacing my laptop and will need to be able to use Windows from time to time. Almost by accident, I learned that I might be able to install Windows 11 without additional payment by using a Windows 7 Pro license I bought eons ago. I'm leaning towards dual boot, rather than virtualization. 2. As with almost anything that reaches fad status, might it be time to forget about "checklist productivity?" It's certainly easy to find articles that deride the whole

    Reblogged:When 'Fact-Checking' Is Smearing

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A couple of days ago, I ran across a debunking that still has me scratching my head a little, so I am going to think out loud about it now. Image from MSN. I believe my use of this image for commentary to be protected under US copyright law as fair use.It concerns the map shown here, which was obviously created by superimposing a map of the Mediterranean and Black Seas over one of North America. It shows that the Med would fit comfortably within the borders of the Lower 48 States. Neato! That's

    The New Atlantis: Reformation in the Church of Science

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    Reformation in the Church of Science, RealClearScience July 9, 2022 Archives, subtitled: How the truth monopoly was broken up. From within the article, "Ideas have become a battlefield, and we are all getting lost in the fog of the truth wars." bringing to mind, "The battle of philosophers is a battle for man's mind. If you do not understand their theories, you are vulnerable to the worst among them.” - Ayn Rand, Philosophy: Who Needs It By creating a correlation between

    Shameful Display of Anarchy and Violence

    Yes
    By Yes,
    As America prepares to certify our next President, a large band of hooligans have taken upon themselves to storm the Capitol.  This in the name of Freedom?  Are these hooligans striving to look for their Fuhrer?  As a footnote, something like this happened in fiction- in Atlas Shrugged.

    Ukraine

    softwareNerd
    By softwareNerd,
    The current revolution in Ukraine has taken a turn away from Russia and toward Europe, with the President fleeing the capital and being voted out by parliament. Russia could still use its army to squash the rebels, but with much less legitimacy, except by claiming to protect the ethnic Russians in eastern half of Ukraine.    The President did come to power via a democratic election, but the political split of the country is pretty obvious in this map showing which parties won in different area

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