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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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    The Value of Colonizing Mars

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    Is colonizing Mars a good or bad idea? For whom is it good or bad? Why is it good or bad? Elon Musk thinks it's a good idea for humanity. He says we have a choice: stay on Earth and inevitably perish in a doomsday event or become a spacefaring, multi-planet species. (See about a minute of his speech starting here at 1:44.) On the other hand, Jeff Bezos seems to think that colonizing Mars is not a good idea. Compared to Mars, he says, living on top of Mt. Everest would be a garden parad

    What's a good source for refuting the following about the "chaotic" free market in banking and currency?

    Doug Morris
    By Doug Morris,
    Does anyone know a good source for refuting the following?  I checked Greenspan's article on the gold standard in CTUI and it didn't seem to address this particular point.  This is from a 10/19 Mensa brainwave article by Mensa member Pascal Su. In antebellum America, a network of about 8,000 loosely regulated, mostly state-chartered banks flooded the economy with more than 10,000 different types of unique and legal bank notes, which made any economic transactions exceedingly difficult.

    Shameful Display of Anarchy and Violence

    Yes
    By Yes,
    As America prepares to certify our next President, a large band of hooligans have taken upon themselves to storm the Capitol.  This in the name of Freedom?  Are these hooligans striving to look for their Fuhrer?  As a footnote, something like this happened in fiction- in Atlas Shrugged.

    Reblogged:Lucas vs. 'Standard Questions'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    At Inc, business writer Suzanne Lucas makes a plea to job interviewers:I completely agree, and while I wish the rest of the column had made the point more explicitly, I think many readers will likely connect the dots for themselves that The purpose of a job interview is for each person in the conversation to be able to learn how good a fit the applicant and the job are for each other. Lucas does list a few questions better suited to that purpose for everyone involved, and even suggests ways to i

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