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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:Stossel: Pandemic Policy Good and Bad in a Nutshell

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    John Stossel's latest column lays out in easy-to-remember terms the good and bad effects of lockdown policies, as well as the contradictions in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's answer to those policies:I would have been happier had Stossel explicitly noted that lockdowns -- i.e., universal, indefinite home detention -- violate individual rights. Nevertheless, Stossel deserves our thanks for calling out DeSantis for abrogating the rights of businessmen to make their own rules, as well as for noti

    Covid Passports

    Amit
    By Amit,
    Hey guys, I am trying to formulate a coherent opinion about the covid passports (that prevent unvaccinated people from entering public spaces). In an argument with a friend, he said that those passports are like sanctions against drunk drivers: Drunk drivers did not yet cause harm to anyone, and not all drunk drivers cause harm, but statistically speaking they can cause more damage therefore society should prevent them from being on the road. In the same manner, unvaccinated

    What if Socialism is the only way for any humans to survive--would Socialism then be ethical?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    Some Socialists assert that some form of Socialism is necessary since high-tech humans living within a Capitalist system can't help but degrade or alter the earth's biosphere to the point where it will no longer be able to support human life. This is the message implicit in Adam McKay's movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix.  Now, if you don't mind, could we set aside, for this discussion, the issue as to whether or not that is a correct prediction about the end result of Capitalism. Instea

    "Reverse Engineering Happiness" Series

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    Here are a series of podcasts that were put together  by Tal Tsfany and Amanda Maxham on the subject of Reverse Engineering Happiness hosted via the Ayn Rand Center UK. Perhaps it is my background's relationship with engineering that this resonates with. It is also augmented by the tie-in to Jean Marone's Thinking Directions that provides an extra layer of appeal.  Without further ado, the link to the index of the series: Reverse Engineering Happiness.

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