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Everything posted by merjet

  1. Jeopardy GOAT The Knowledge Illusion #2
  2. The actor could regret such behavior later. Making a habit of such behavior is probably detrimental in the long-run. Ethics, surely for Rand, concerns the long-run, not merely the short-run.
  3. A case for socialism The Knowledge Illusion #1
  4. Paying higher taxes ProPublica is finally helpful
  5. NY Times climate change editorial News about free filing income taxes
  6. Pewdiepie gets to the Nicomachean Ethics at about 5:30.
  7. Thanks. I shall take a look. I also recommend A Life of Discovery, a biography of Michael Faraday by James Hamilton. I blogged about it here. There are links to #2, #3, and #4. Both Faraday and his mentor Humphrey Davy were fascinating lecturers.
  8. It wasn't clear to me what your qualms were. Anyway, as for Rand's meaning of "selfishness" being psychological, see "Selfishness Without a Self" in Philosophy: Who Needs It. An excerpt: "A man's self is his mind[.]" (hb p. 60). Also, the two meanings of "selfishness" I addressed belong primarily to different broad categories. Each affords inferences to the other's category.
  9. Health insurance administrative cost Bernie's Medicare for All Megamillionaires
  10. 12/19/2019 Biden vs Sanders re M4A
  11. AB5 affects truckers, too. https://www.truckinginfo.com/340211/california-bill-means-end-for-independent-trucking-in-state http://peninsulapress.com/2019/11/27/truck-owners-protest-against-ab-5-a-california-gig-economy-law/
  12. Three more questions nobody asks Bernie Sanders about M4A (Medicare for All)
  13. ITEP and J. P. Morgan's employee stock options
  14. ITEP and three tax topics ITEP and depreciation
  15. Stephen, thanks for posting those articles (written 48 years ago!). Part of both are about the concept of selfishness and how it differs in meaning between Objectivism and others. I wrote two articles now in JARS that address this difference – “The Beneficiary Statement and Beyond” (link to abstract) and “Egoism and Others” (link to abstract). Both are too recent to be read for free on JSTOR. In the articles I address the different meanings. I didn’t explicitly say so in the articles, but a key difference is the broad categories to which they primarily belong. The common meaning of “selfishness” is primarily about an action. The Objectivist meaning is primarily about a psychological trait or motivation. Also, the actions per the common meaning are ones that happen occasionally, whereas the psychological trait or motivation per the Objectivist meaning has a role during most of one’s life while awake. It’s no wonder to me that these different meanings create such different reactions to them by different people.
  16. Netflix income taxes 2018 AOC's "free stuff" ITEP makes a myth
  17. Free market healthcare Amazon income taxes addenda
  18. Employer-sponsored health insurance #1 Employer-sponsored health insurance #2
  19. The first paragraph of this article and the first paragraph of Section 2 in it describe it pretty well.
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