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  1. Is the expanded edition of Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology modified in any way? Or does it just have some extra things? Thanks in advance.
  2. Not the work, the product of it. The skill that allows the work to be done always belongs to the self. Working for others is a great way to practice and learn new skills.
  3. Please respond to this consultation and disagree with their proposals. Thanks!
  4. I can understand this from Churchill's perspective and the perspective of those who got to survive or were born after. But if you are the one who dies, what does it matter to you that civilization is saved?
  5. Sorry to go a bit off topic here, but one can sell her image without permission? I'm still confused where copyrights lie on this matter.
  6. Protest it. In Portugal it was abolished in 2004.
  7. Some of his views are rather fascist. What's his appeal?
  8. Sacrifice in that context just means they died in the job they chose as their personal value.
  9. I think a debate should be friendly and should be an honest attempt to find the truth and settle disagreement, not a fight. (The link doesn't work for me, I get forwarded back to Facebook's home page.) I don't know what you argued, but the only rational argument against national healthcare for me is that it often doesn't give an individual what he needs when he decides he needs it, since it's the government who will establish priorities.
  10. Why not make a honest film called "Capitalism, a Love Story."
  11. Is IP your father? If so, he sounds like the kind of parent that will treat you like adults commonly treat children until you move out his house. If you are independent and out of his house already, nothing is forcing you to relate with him but your own irrationality.
  12. My reply to a friend: "Nice sentiment, but the question behind it is: who is going pay for their healthcare and how? When we start thinking that responsibility for something should be collective, we are inviting Big Brother goverments."
  13. I liked your version of the speech, David.
  14. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8233455.stm Thoughts?
  15. Yes. It's actually because people don't think individualism is moral and that their ideas are only valid if they are a "greater good" that they group and want to enforce their ideas through the government.
  16. My point was that exploitation happens when there's an imbalance of power.
  17. Revenge was what Nazism was all about.
  18. Home education is about to become state approval only to enforce the Every Child Matters agenda. I don't know how much signing the petition helps, but I thought I'd spread this information here, since it's yet another freedom people are loosing.
  19. It means the employer knows the employee will have trouble getting another job, that there's lots of unemployed people out there that he can employ and that he can threaten him to accept his conditions to work more and earn less or get out. Other unemployed, potential workers. If the employee posesses a rare skill and there's a lot of good employers offering a job, then the employee has more power than the employer.
  20. What would happen in a country with no public property? A remember a disabled person complaining, that if it wasn't for government enforcing, shops and etc would never provide access to disabled people. Is this right? I guess because it's not profitable to change one's shop to a few random costumers?
  21. Jill

    Global Warming

    What happened to the hole in the Ozone layer?
  22. Dying in prison with terminal cancer is the same as death penalty? What?
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