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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:Is There Now a De Facto $15 Minimum Wage?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A piece at Issues and Insights describes a provision in the CARES relief act that will make economic recovery from the lockdowns more difficult in multiple ways. "New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was right to call this 'unemployment on steroids,'" the piece notes of the unemployment rate, which will incentivize not returning to work in any locale whose minimum wage isn't at least $15 per hour. Issues and Insights quotes the following from the Wall Street Journal: The article elaborates a bit furth

    Correspondence and Coherence blog

    merjet
    By merjet,
    I didn't see a forum where I thought this post fits well. If the moderators want to move it to another forum , that's okay. Anyway, I've been posting to this blog for a while, and believe some would find an interest in a couple recent ones. LeBron, Trump, Altruism Marconi #6   This is one of a series of 11 that I wrote while reading a biography of Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless technology and often credited with inventing the radio. The post refers to John Galt.  

    SARS-CoV-2 — the scene and the unscene.

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    At Christmas, as many of us gathered with friends and family, the discovery of a new strain of a disease was not the focus of attention for most of the world. The new year transpired with many resolutions and much well wishing, the virus, only to be observed using specialized equipment, was beginning to spread as concerns over it were being downplayed. Groundhog's day came and went. Depending on the geographical location, the knowing shadow revealed itself or not. Concerns of the sprea

    Reblogged:Control Rituals vs. Actual Control

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    There's a good article in the Atlantic that examines what it aptly calls hygiene theater, alluding to many of the the airport check-in rituals we are still performing nearly two decades after the atrocities of September 11, 2001. The following passages include some of both the debunking and the cost analysis such useless (but visible!) practices as "deep cleaning" in settings where the risk of transmission via contaminated surfaces is quite small: And, a bit later:I am glad to see this analogy

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