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The philosophy was developed by Ayn Rand, a novelist-philosopher in the 20th century.
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Messages out of the last 50Objectivism Q&A
What is Objectivism's view of cosmology?
(11) Stephen Boydstun - 3/30, 3:01am - Mike, To say that at no time was there nothing at all or tha...
(12) bill harris - 4/07, 3:17pm - The Universe was created from nothing in the sense that the ...
The Americans with No Life Act
(9) Luke Setzer - 4/03, 5:34am -
Who Needs Philosophy
(57) Stephen Boydstun - 4/17, 1:48am - A recent statement from Robert Audi, of Notre Dame, on the ...
An Analysis of Egoism and Altruism
(108) Merlin Jetton - 4/30, 4:37am - When I wrote 'An Analysis of Egoism and Altruism' I was not ...
(0) Luke Setzer - 4/15, 10:54am - Joe wrote (with my emphasis added):It makes little sense to ...
(1) Steve Wolfer - 4/15, 12:14pm - Cost, like length or weight, has to have a unit specified be...
(2) Merlin Jetton - 4/18, 8:57am - Cost of Immediacy There are many instances of this, which I ...
(50) Steve Wolfer - 3/29, 9:07am - Bill, I agree. Killing leaders is a good way to slow them u...
(51) Jules Troy - 4/10, 9:30am - Very doubtful that Islam will ever be reformed. The very ac...
(52) Steve Wolfer - 4/10, 12:44pm - Jules, It only seems that way because you approach the issue...
Morals and the Free Society
(1) Merlin Jetton - 3/29, 4:58am - This is a very long essay, so I did not take time to read it...
(2) Merlin Jetton - 3/31, 3:12am - I commented on the article here (merjetblog).
Farewell Tibor Machan
(6) Jules Troy - 4/05, 7:20am - That's such sad news! I loved reading everything he wrote!
Celebrating Andy Grove of Inte
(0) Michael E. Marotta - 4/01, 4:34am - His achievements certainly stand tall. Even we who advocate...
(1) Ed Hudgins - 4/01, 5:51am - I like to say that there are a lot of Silicon Valley type ac...
(2) Steve Wolfer - 4/01, 8:29am - Back in the early 90s I had the chance to attend one of the ...
(3) Steve Wolfer - 4/01, 8:54am - ...we who advocate for capitalism tend to undervalue the imp...
(4) Michael E. Marotta - 4/03, 10:56am - Yeah, well, I could wish that everyone in the world were as ...
(5) Steve Wolfer - 4/03, 11:39am - You must think well of yourself that you cannot learn any mo...
Art as a Predictor of Personality
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/01, 6:00pm - Reminded me a little bit of astrology - where the astrologis...
(1) Michael E. Marotta - 4/03, 9:35am - What he said. I disliked everything, some (Hendrix, Guns an...
(2) Ms. Deanna Delancey - 4/04, 1:27pm - Wolfer and Marotta agree on something. Someone in hell is s...
(3) Steve Wolfer - 4/04, 3:33pm - Whoops! How'd that happen?
(4) Jules Troy - 4/06, 10:07pm - Never thought I'd see the day!
The Labor Theory of Value vs. The Capitalist
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/02, 4:18pm - Congratulations on the new blog, Merlin. It looks great! B...
(1) Michael E. Marotta - 4/03, 10:33am - Nice blog, Merlin. Keep it up. I was not going to criticis...
(2) Merlin Jetton - 4/03, 11:53am - Thanks, Michael. Like Wikipedia says, an investment bank is ...
(3) Michael E. Marotta - 4/03, 6:36pm - Merlin, I see that my error was in using a common term uncom...
(4) bill harris - 4/08, 12:24am - Marx indeed factored in mental skills as the requisite labor...
(5) Merlin Jetton - 4/16, 6:06am - The following are two more of my blog posts, topics closely ...
(6) Steve Wolfer - 4/16, 10:21am - Merlin, Enjoyed your short blog entry on 'Who Owns the Produ...
(7) Steve Wolfer - 4/16, 10:28am - re: Passive Capitalists I'd say that the resentment socialis...
(8) bill harris - 4/20, 1:53pm - Your definition of capitalism is an ideal construct that has...
(9) Steve Wolfer - 4/22, 6:36pm - Mr. Harris, Whose definition of capitalism? Mine, Merlin's,...
(10) Merlin Jetton - 4/23, 4:23am - Post 8 explained: random snippets of pseudo-intellectual bal...
Marguerite -- Movie Review
(0) Peter Reidy - 4/08, 8:02pm - And did you know that this is a true story and that Meryl St...
(1) Ed Hudgins - 4/08, 9:10pm - Yes indeed! Florence Foster Jenkins's terrible rendition of ...
Regulators Drive Away Hyperloop Transport at Hyperspeed
(0) Michael E. Marotta - 4/12, 5:28pm - It will be built on Luna and Mars.
Ed Snider, RIP
(0) Michael E. Marotta - 4/12, 5:24pm - He lived a long and full life by his own standards and expec...
Yuri’s Night Out: Celebrating 55 Years of Humans in Space
(0) Michael E. Marotta - 4/12, 5:05pm - I voted a red check, but I have to begin with my post to MSK...
Aspirations, Gaza Death Tunnels, Schools of Hope
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/27, 9:40am - That's a stunning article, Ed. Talk about making the abstra...
(1) Ed Hudgins - 4/27, 12:36pm - Thanks! I also wish everyone would listen to the Hatikva, su...
Millennials Need Capitalist Morality
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/29, 5:07pm - That poll was certainly sad. Even more so when you look dee...
(1) Merlin Jetton - 4/30, 4:55am - Bernie Sanders calls himself a "democratic socialist" and ha...
(2) Dean Michael Gores - 4/30, 8:39am - Unfortunately lots of people think the US is a capitalist ec...
(3) Steve Wolfer - 4/30, 10:51am - Good post, Dean. Any further [socialist moves] and we risk m...
Alex Epstein vs. Senate Environment and Public Works Committ...
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/14, 4:58pm - Thanks, Teresa. That was excellent... and fun to watch.
(1) Luke Setzer - 4/14, 5:44pm - Senator Boxer. Amazing. A woman who can be a dick.
(2) Steve Wolfer - 4/14, 6:54pm - Senator Boxer. A living, breathing argument against the popu...