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  1. Thanks. It would also appear that the Daily Caller is giving away one handgun per week until November: http://contests.dailycaller.com/contests/view/the-daily-caller-gun-giveaway-week-14
  2. Jonathan, I didn't mean to imply that libertarians as a group are disinterested or ignorant of philosophical principles. But there are real differences between many who label themselves libertarian and those associated with Objectivism. And there are some pretty serious philosophical and policy-oriented differences between ARI and Cato. What interests me at the moment (at least in this thread) is how/if the larger of those differences will be reconciled under Mr. Allison's leadership. The history of libertarian philosophical thought does have great depth, but it's also incredibly wide (fr
  3. I have to see this movie. Not sure what I was waiting for, but this thread has certainly inspired me to pay close attention to the underlying themes of the film. Thanks for the insights!
  4. It's too bad that this devolved into a flame war. I was actually interested in whether people think Allison's appointment at Cato will cause problems within ARI (and the Oist community as a whole), or whether they think he'll make some much needed improvements over at Cato and transition the place towards greater acceptance of and appreciation for Ayn Rand's philosophy. Personally, I'm concerned that this is a bad move for Objectivism as it will confuse the public as to the differences between libertarians and Oist (focusing on end-game policy and not on philosophical principles). I'm happy
  5. Be sure to let us know if you track this down.
  6. Let's see, TARP, auto bailout, prescription drug benefit, and No-Child-Left-Behind. Ryan's voted for them all. Add to that his views on abortion and his recent public statement about Ayn Rand: "I reject her philosophy. It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas. Don’t give me Ayn Rand.” Forgive me if I'm not enthusiastic...
  7. I hear that there was a Q&A session with John Allison and Yaron Brook at last week's ARI conference on this very topic. Anyone have the scoop? aad2caabc014deacd03334a4c8bcb936
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