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ayn rand Rebirth of ReasonTM is an organization dedicated to the philosophy of Objectivism, a philosophy devoted to living on earth. The philosophy was developed by Ayn Rand, a novelist-philosopher in the 20th century.

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Monday
April 20, 2015
Commentary
Personal and Political Altruism
by Joseph Rowlands
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For those who accept some kind of altruistic morality, there are two radically different ways of putting that morality into practice. One treats altruism as a personal morality, requiring the individual to live his life in the service of others. The other treats altruism as something best pursued in the political arena... (Read more...)
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How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us From Curing Death
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 4/22, 1:25pm
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The market-based solution to California's water crisis
Posted by William Dwyer on 4/20, 10:05am
Here in California, Governor Brown has mandated cutbacks in water usage in response to a three-year drought, while ignoring the far more important causes of the shortage -- cheap, below-market water prices especially for politically favored groups. ...(Read more...)
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Governments play a critical role in the wealth-creating process by enforcing property rights and contracts—legal mechanisms that facilitate voluntary transactions. ... 'The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.' Ayn Rand.
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Pillory Hillary
(0) William Dwyer - 4/15, 7:09pm - Check out these quotes -- http://www.usavsus.info/HillaryExp...
(1) Kyrel Zantonavitch - 4/15, 9:19pm - What a malicious vulgar hateful witch.
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (2) Steve Wolfer - 4/15, 9:36pm - What is really stunning is adding up her accomplishments (no...
(3) Jules Troy - 4/16, 7:56pm - I almost feel sorry for Bill.  Gawd could you imagine having...
(4) Steve Wolfer - 4/16, 8:35pm - From what I've heard she isn't who he wakes up next to.
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (5) William Dwyer - 4/18, 9:39am - Jules, let me put your mind at ease.  I am not now, nor have...
(6) William Dwyer - 4/21, 6:32pm - NEWS FLASH!  The Wicked Witch Will Win the West Wing! And it...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (7) Jules Troy - 4/22, 1:13am - Obama put America in the toilet.If you vote for Hillary she ...
Do poverty and lack of economic opportunity cause terrorism?
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) William Dwyer - 4/18, 7:34pm - According to Barrack Obama, terrorism is an outgrowth of pov...
Article Discussions
Rousseau's "General Will" and Well-Ordered Society
(11) Steve Wolfer - 4/18, 11:17am - This article, written in 2005, merits another read.  It is c...
Who Needs Philosophy
(55) Stephen Boydstun - 4/21, 5:40am - Follow-on to #14 “The Critique [1781] had been well re...
Shifting Moral Responsibility
(1) Steve Wolfer - 4/09, 1:27am - Nathaniel Branden provided the solution based on Rand's obse...
Personal and Political Altruism
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/20, 10:20am - The political form of altruism doesn't work the same way. On...
(1) Steve Wolfer - 4/20, 6:06pm - This is more of an aside to this article and in no way a dis...
(2) Stephen Boydstun - 4/21, 5:26am -  Thanks for these reflections, Joe. I wanted to mention that...
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Purpose of a Date
(63) Luke Setzer - 4/19, 4:31am - The site eHow describes courtship verus dating as:CourtshipC...
News Discussions
Obama Disproves His Own Assumptions About Iran
(5) Jules Troy - 4/08, 11:37pm - Well hopefully he is gone in time and the next POTUS actuall...
Rand Paul: 'I am running for president'
(6) Michael E. Marotta - 4/08, 7:25pm - Jeff Laundauer: "I was laughing when he was talking in his s...
The market-based solution to California's water crisis
(0) Steve Wolfer - 4/20, 12:04pm - Excellent article!   Notice how well it fits in with Joe's a...
Quotes
Governments play a critical role in the wealth-creating proc...
(0) Luke Setzer - 4/19, 11:49am - The author later states:Since every bank borrows short term ...
(1) Merlin Jetton - 4/19, 12:13pm - Banks make long-term loans or investments, but they borrow f...
(2) Steve Wolfer - 4/19, 1:56pm - The author said, "This is why governments insure deposits." ...
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Backpage and Craigslist
(0) Luke Setzer - 4/19, 10:56am - Has anyone had any success using two popular free services c...
(1) Luke Setzer - 4/22, 2:57am - Got this last night via Backpage:Your crowd doesn't appear t...
(2) Dean Michael Gores - 4/23, 8:13am - Not responding would be clever enough for me.
(3) Mike Erickson - 4/23, 6:57pm - It's like he's trying to channel Dave Barry except without t...
(4) Luke Setzer - 4/24, 10:29am - I replied:I shared your message with our core group. As a cl...
Ayn Rand Sightings
Billionaire's role in hiring decisions at Florida State Univ...
(10) William Dwyer - 4/08, 9:08pm - In Post 4, Naomi wrote, "Reason would be impossible and usel...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (11) Steve Wolfer - 4/09, 2:26am - Naomi wrote: Reason would be impossible and useless if there...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (12) William Dwyer - 4/09, 9:39am - Excellent, Steve!
(13) Naomi Ludenberg - 4/09, 9:47am - I will respond to Wolfer's last post as soon as I can (I'm v...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (14) Luke Setzer - 4/09, 10:00am - Naomi sounds like an advocate of pancritical rationalism whi...
(15) Merlin Jetton - 4/09, 2:49pm - Naomi: (((1 + 1) + 1) + 1) = ((((1 + 1) + 1) + 1) + 1)  Me: ...
(16) Steve Wolfer - 4/09, 3:57pm - If we define 2 as (1 + 1), and 3 as ((1+1) + 1), and so on, ...
(17) Naomi Ludenberg - 4/09, 5:17pm - You added another +1 at the end for no reason!  ((((1 + 1) +...
(18) Steve Wolfer - 4/09, 5:49pm - You have proved that you don't need to create a false assert...
(19) Naomi Ludenberg - 4/09, 7:09pm - @Merlin JettonMe: GIGO.Shows how much you know. It's not gar...
(20) Steve Wolfer - 4/09, 8:59pm - Boolean algrebra is about using the digits 0 and 1 to repres...
(21) William Dwyer - 4/10, 12:39am - When I said that Naomi is mired in rationalism -- reason div...
(22) Merlin Jetton - 4/10, 4:29am - Naomi: And it isn't garbage. It's boolean algebra, whose law...
(23) Luke Setzer - 4/10, 7:32am - Darth Clude asserted:It's not garbage. It's abstract algebra...
(24) Naomi Ludenberg - 4/10, 2:00pm - @Steve Wolfer Boolean algrebra is about using the digits 0 a...
(25) Steve Wolfer - 4/10, 2:44pm - The world could very well have been such that whenever you p...
(26) Naomi Ludenberg - 4/10, 3:08pm - @Steve Wolfer You're the one who's trolling. You're not at a...
(27) William Dwyer - 4/10, 8:06pm - I wrote, When I said that Naomi is mired in rationalism -- r...


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by Bernard Darnton
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Most third world countries employ a traditional, low-cost technique for mine clearance that involves allowing them to be discovered at random by wandering buffalo and curious little boys. Surely, there is an inexpensive way to get rid of landmines that also doesn’t expend other valuable resources, like buffalo and people’s kids. (Read more...)
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