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Tuesday
March 31, 2015
Commentary
The Role of Principles in Judgment
by Joseph Rowlands
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What role do principles play in the act of moral judgment? This is a significant issue and one of the places where I seem to break from the traditional Objectivist view. ... (Read more...)
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Time Again to Celebrate Human Achievement!
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Thursday
March 26, 2015
Intellectual Ammunition
Was Jesus A Socialist?
by Lawrence W. Reed
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"Regardless of your religious beliefs, Larry Reed proves it takes a wild leap of imagination to view Jesus as a Progressive Socialist. This is a critically important issue because secular Progressives would like to control the moral high ground by capturing religion to support their elitist, statist ideology, which would allow them to do even more damage to genuine human flourishing." — John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute

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General Forum
America vs. Russia
(7) Steve Wolfer - 3/21, 10:54pm - Marotta's post might make sense if you decided that there we...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (8) Kyrel Zantonavitch - 3/22, 8:19am - Maybe America should openly state it's willing to support ei...
Ted Cruz for President in 2016
(0) Kyrel Zantonavitch - 3/24, 3:07am - Republican, Texan, Hispanic, 44-year-old, two-year, Senator ...
(1) Jules Troy - 3/25, 12:53am - Rand might be "better" but I think Cruz would have a better ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (2) Steve Wolfer - 3/25, 8:31am - Right now, I look at it this way.  Both Paul and Cruz are no...
(3) Jules Troy - 3/25, 11:33am - Agreed!
(4) Peter Reidy - 3/25, 12:19pm - With either Wendy Davis or Alison Grimes as her running mate...
(5) Kyrel Zantonavitch - 3/26, 12:01am - Steve Wolfer writes: Both Paul and Cruz are not only willing...
Article Discussions
Marriage
(88) Luke Setzer - 3/22, 9:24am - After reading numerous entries on the so-called manosphere o...
Experiencing Objectivism through Quicken
(7) Luke Setzer - 3/29, 5:26pm - I noticed many "free" classes offered in the Events section ...
Who Should Vote?
(29) Michael E. Marotta - 3/24, 7:13pm - One proposal is pretty much as valid as another if none has ...
(30) Steve Wolfer - 3/24, 9:00pm - This is what I see as a contradiction:I can entertain the .....
(31) Michael E. Marotta - 3/25, 3:59am - With some notable exceptions, every vote on an issue or a ca...
(32) Steve Wolfer - 3/25, 9:30am - ...every vote on an issue or a candidate is what Steve Wolfe...
AN OBJECTIVIST’S VIEWPOINT OF THE DEATH PENALTY
(7) Manfred F. Schieder - 3/24, 2:37am - @ Michael E. Marotta: If reason cannot be proved „from...
(8) David Wooten - 3/25, 12:26am -  "...don’t adhere to the Objectivist moral law (as, ev...
(9) Steve Wolfer - 3/25, 10:20am - Indeed, de-humanizing other people has been a convenient cla...
(10) Jules Troy - 3/25, 7:33pm - Marotta is Human?  Thought he got dropped here from the Delt...
(11) Michael E. Marotta - 3/25, 7:42pm - Manfred and Steve: You both minic Ayn Rand poorly when you t...
(12) Steve Wolfer - 3/25, 11:36pm - Steve: You .... minic(sp) Ayn Rand poorly when you take one ...
(13) Manfred F. Schieder - 3/26, 12:59am - @ Steve Wolfer: Viewed you comments and agree with them full...
(14) Steve Wolfer - 3/26, 2:44am - Manfred, I agree that executions of those who have committed...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (15) David Wooten - 3/26, 11:04am -  "Your comment on Post 8 confirms my earlier comment in rega...
(16) Jules Troy - 3/27, 1:18am - Lol Manfred, Species 8472 is awesome.  
(17) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 3/29, 9:01pm - I've argued with people here and elsewhere who don't think a...
Was Jesus A Socialist?
(0) Steve Wolfer - 3/26, 12:00pm - This is a very well written article.  I like the idea of dep...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Manfred F. Schieder - 3/29, 3:03am -  Was Jesus a Socialist? This is a theme which the FEE takes ...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (2) Luke Setzer - 3/29, 5:22am - I received this article in e-mail and shared it here mainly ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (3) Steve Wolfer - 3/29, 12:43pm - Some Objectivists can't see anything as acceptable but a tot...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (4) Steve Wolfer - 3/29, 1:16pm - Manfred wrote:Jesus... was not only a socialist but a commun...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (5) Manfred F. Schieder - 3/30, 1:56am - @ Steve Wolfer: Basically it’s a commendable position ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (6) Steve Wolfer - 3/30, 2:43am - Manfred, I'm not presenting a different philosophy. When I s...
(7) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 3/31, 5:08pm - Manfred, can you point to anything specific in the article t...
The Role of Principles in Judgment
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/01, 11:56am - Joe, I started to address some of your arguments and formula...
Poll Discussions
Drawing American Millennials to Objectivism
(0) Luke Setzer - 3/22, 1:47pm - I created this poll after a discussion with my local Objecti...
(1) Steve Wolfer - 3/22, 3:33pm - I chose debt, but only because it is the biggest threat on a...
(2) Luke Setzer - 3/22, 3:52pm - This philosophy will die without a new generation to carry t...
(3) Steve Wolfer - 3/22, 4:43pm - I understand that.  And I hope that you, or Yaron Brook, or ...
(4) Michael E. Marotta - 3/25, 7:46pm - Why not ask some millennials?  If you goto the ARI websites ...
News Discussions
Reisman Reviews Piketty's Book
(26) Merlin Jetton - 3/29, 7:48am - The Winter 2015 issue of the Cato Journal includes a good re...
Politico Writer Plays Race Card by Calling Millennials Racis...
(1) Luke Setzer - 3/22, 6:13am - My local Objectivist club is getting too pale, stale, frail,...
(2) Jules Troy - 3/25, 7:36pm - Bring in some hot smart women..no really.
Why Does Science Appear To Be Getting Things Increasingly Wr...
(6) Michael E. Marotta - 3/21, 10:26pm - Steve, you did claim that my facts were lacking.  I responde...
(7) Steve Wolfer - 3/21, 11:43pm - Steve, you did claim that my facts were lacking.Not really. ...
Ayn Rand Sightings
La Virtud del Egoísmo
(0) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 3/31, 8:52am - This item isnt linked to anything. I think it's a mistake an...


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April 21, 2002
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Why Conservatives Like to Keep it in the Family
by Cameron Pritchard
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Throughout history would-be advocates of liberty have tried to base freedom on dangerous foundations. God, utilitarianism, the protestant ethic – you name it, it has been trumpeted as a would-be defence for capitalism. Whether capitalism is based on serving the Almighty, or being your ‘brother's keeper’ - or both - all too often its advocates fall over themselves to reassure the socialists that they too support altruism. It is unsurprising then that many conservatives (‘radical’ or otherwise) have a pet form of altruistic dogma to be used whenever they actually feel like trying to defend liberty. They base their support for capitalism on one particular kind of altruism - the notion of ‘family values’. (Read more...)
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