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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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    Reblogged:Musk Supports (Actual) Censorship

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Via the Harry Binswanger Letter, I got wind of the following tweet by Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk:I have no doubt that Musk's heart is in the right place, but if support for "free speech" merely means support for whatever the government happens to allow, who needs opponents? By such a standard, even China has "freedom of speech." I mention Musk, but he is hardly the only person who has this opinion. Actual freedom of speech, which is so poorly understood by practically everyone these days,

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup Just a short blurb from me for each of these today... 1. In "Sex and the Schools, or, An Essay You Don't Want to Read" at The Redneck Intellectual, C. Bradley Thompson discusses what I can only describe as the institutionalized sexual abuse of children in government schools: 2. In "On Choosing Expert Help" at Thinking Directions, Jean Moroney describes what I think should be the first criterion for screening -- and its opposite at any time being a firable offense -- for any k

    Reblogged:Rand Predicted 'Project Soybean,' Too.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Doomberg has put out an essay describing how a combination of Green anti-fossil fuel policies and protectionism are starting to cause some of the world's poorest to starve. The whole thing is worth a read, but readers of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged will feel like they've had a preview of sorts with all the talk about soybeans replacing our food crops. Shortly after quoting an industry consultant on the huge increase in acreage soybeans will require to meet (artificial) demand for "renewable diese

    Ayn Rand and her characterizations of William Edward Hickman

    Lone Cypress
    By Lone Cypress,
    I have heard  from many online sources that state that Ayn Rand called William Edward Hickman brilliant, unusual and exceptional. Can anyone share citation about when and where she said this? i have found that she said he was intelligent. but that is a distinct difference from 'brilliant'. 

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