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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:To Harness the Imagination, Feed It Better.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Responding to a pair of letters from couples with marital problems, Captain Awkward comes very close to essentializing a problem-solving strategy I have seen on her blog a few times before, and it stands out to me because I have noticed that acquaintances I deem to be worry-warts frequently share two characteristics: (1) They are fixated on some real or imagined catastrophe; and (2) They are remarkably ignorant about the nature of said catastrophe and realistic options for dealing with it, or at

    Reblogged:'Peeping Joe' Biden vs. Your Privacy. Again.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    As President Biden continues his attempts to ramrod a far-left agenda down American throats despite zero evidence of a mandate, the PRO Act is gaining attention: In particular, I found Maxford Nelson's RealClear Policy piece about the dishonestly-named "Protecting the Right to Organize Act" quite helpful. (For starters, Nelson reminds us that we already have a right to organize, and that government already -- improperly I would add -- places its thumb on the union side of the scale.) Briefly, t

    Reblogged:The Bee Doesn't Take Voting Seriously

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Whatever one might think of Caitlyn Jenner's decision to enter California's gubernatorial recall election, it would be a struggle to find a more ridiculous reason to complain than the one below, offered by the Sacramento Bee (alternate link): First, the United States is a republic, not a democracy. Second, voting is not a duty: It is a civil right. Third, it's very easy to find elsewhere a logical reason for the Republican not to have voted very often, and in Jenner's own words no less:Were Jen

    Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

    whYNOT
    By whYNOT,
    ***Split from Correspondence and Coherence*** Most upbeat. What's to stop bitcoin crashing in a year or two? There's no inherent or objective value/standard that I can see, and the huge fluctuations seen in its value point to its obvious attraction for speculators, well above the individual freedom and practicality the writer justifies. Does one want to own a speculative cryptocurrency which can soar or crash, the value varying by market demand day by day? Could make one nervous.

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