About
Content
Store
Forum

Rebirth of Reason
War
People
Archives
Objectivism

Articles Listed by Rating


Thursday
August 1, 2002
HeroesThe Free Radical
"The Don" is gone
by Robert Winefield
Sanctions: 2 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
More than just a batsman, he was something like a tide
More than just one man, he was the whole damn side
They always came for Bradman because fortune used to hide
In the palm of his hand
Paul Kelly (Read more...)

Discuss this Article (1 message)


Friday
August 2, 2002
Commentary
Regulating Humanism
by Elizabeth Kanabe
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Do you want to add a bed on the third floor? You must ask for permission from the state in what can be a several-hundred page application process. Seem a little extreme? It is how the hospital industry operates. Health care is extremely regulated, especially in New Jersey where I work. A hospital must ask for permission for every bed that it wants to add or take out of service. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (7 messages)


Monday
August 5, 2002
Commentary
PI Editorial: Live, Damn You!
by Lindsay Perigo
Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
"The purpose of morality," said Ayn Rand, "is to teach you, not to suffer & die, but to enjoy yourself & live."
Conventional morality enjoins a hideous third alternative: suffer & live. (Read more...)

Discuss this Article (6 messages)


Tuesday
August 6, 2002
Commentary
Triptych on September 11th
by Jane Yoder
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
The starkest of contrasts, black and white, distinguishes Ansel Adams' art and color codes the natural by technologic device. So too did Miles Ertman color morality in his New York skyline panorama while the World Trade Center still stood tall and proud. I have coupled Adams September photo of Colorado aspens straight but fragile with the Erman poster entitled Morality Made Visible on a simple, white, student display board. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (0 messages)


Thursday
August 8, 2002
Sense of Life
Rockets Red Tape
by Kernon Gibes
Sanctions: 21Sanctions: 21Sanctions: 21 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
It's a magnificent sight. For some, nothing else comes close. Even the most ardent anti-government program free market radical often has a soft spot for it. Ayn Rand did. What is it? (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (7 messages)


Friday
August 9, 2002
Sense of Life
The Good Old Past, Present and Future
by Elizabeth Kanabe
Sanctions: 7Sanctions: 7 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
At a recent meeting that I was sent to for my job, we got to talk with the others at our table during breaks. At lunchtime, an all too familiar conversation started up about the new versus the old days. What used to be "we didnít have T.V. back then" and "I used to walk three miles to school, each way, uphillÖ" now became "we didnít need the yearly trips to exotic islands" and "we didnít need three cars per household" back then. "Children were content back then playing baseball around the corner and going camping for vacation without the Internet and video games." (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (3 messages)


Monday
August 12, 2002
Commentary
Transparency In Government
by Jeff Landauer
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
After recent business scandals in the US, critics have called for more transparency in business. With better transparency, we can hold people accountable for their misdeeds and better direct our investment dollars. Meanwhile, civil libertarians are complaining about President Bush's nontransparent military tribunals for our enemies in the War Against Terror. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (2 messages)


Tuesday
August 13, 2002
War for Men's Minds
The Only Possible Premise
by Kernon Gibes
Sanctions: 5Sanctions: 5 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Ayn Rand admonished people to check their premises. And it has been said that she would have a visceral reaction to a statement because she could uncoil the chain of logic suspending the conclusion, finding the loose link in a lightening fast fashion. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (2 messages)


Wednesday
August 14, 2002
Sense of Life
A Friend... To Values
by Arthur Silber
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Certain stories, almost mythic in nature, connect to our deepest values. For this reason, our response to them reveals our sense of life in a manner that most other events do not. I know that many people who identify themselves as Objectivists, to one degree or another, may not understand why I view the following story -- a true one -- as inspiring, and profoundly moving. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (4 messages)


Thursday
August 15, 2002
War for Men's Minds
The Turd Way
by Marcus Bachler
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
About a year and a half ago I noticed a book prominently displayed in a bookshop in Oxford, UK. It was called "The Third Way" by Anthony Giddens. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (1 message)


Friday
August 16, 2002
Commentary
Irresponsible Bar-Stewards!
by Malcolm MacKenzie
Sanctions: 3Sanctions: 3 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Earlier this evening I watched the news on TV, the first 35 minutes on TV3 then switched to TV1. I normally only watch the first ten to fifteen minutes of news then, who cares, there's nothing of any interest after that. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (2 messages)


Tuesday
August 20, 2002
War for Men's Minds
Is Humanity Progressing?
by Francois Tremblay
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
As time goes by, is society getting better or worse? Are we gaining or losing freedom? Are we progressing? Is the environment cleaner or more polluted? (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (2 messages)


Wednesday
August 21, 2002
Sense of Life
Weaving the World's Dreams
by Matthew Graybosch
Sanctions: 19Sanctions: 19Sanctions: 19 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
The world needs a hero. Not a hero to save the world from itself, but one who can inspire man to rise up, take responsibility for his fate, and create his own salvation. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (22 messages)


Thursday
August 22, 2002
Praxes
The Revolution Begins at Home
by Andrew Bates
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Self-improvement by teaching good ideas. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (29 messages)


Friday
August 23, 2002
Objectivism
Altruist Guilt
by Francois Tremblay
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Altruism is considered a noble, humane alternative to egoism, which is perceived as a necessary evil at best. Yet Objectivists propose the exact contrary: that egoism is the only life-affirming ethical viewpoint, and that altruism is an unnecessary evil, a mindset held by people who are too ignorant to know better. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (0 messages)


Monday
August 26, 2002
The Good Life
What is Happiness?
by Joseph Rowlands
Sanctions: 19Sanctions: 19Sanctions: 19 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
The quest for happiness can take a number of detours. Part of the problem is a lack of clarity in what exactly is the goal. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (5 messages)


Wednesday
August 28, 2002
Praxes
Management of, by, and for the Numbers
by Kernon Gibes
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
It's been a long and frustrating day. The plant is waiting on your analysis to troubleshoot a manufacturing problem. The delay will impact product supply, but you're having problems with your computer. The software keeps crashing. You call, Hal, the only computer person assigned to your site. But he can't help you unless he has an authorization number. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (2 messages)


Thursday
August 29, 2002
Sense of Life
Theft? You be the Judge.
by Malcolm MacKenzie
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
In 1966 I was posted to Sharjah in the Trucial States of Oman. I was in the Royal Air Force at the time and this was where 'someone in authority' had decided to send me. I was posted to a vast expanse of sand in the middle of nowhere. I didn't deserve it! (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (8 messages)


Friday
August 30, 2002
Commentary
Philosophy Lessons -- Courtesy of Opie and Anthony
by Arthur Silber
Sanctions: 1 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
While it is certainly true that ideas underlie all events, sometimes philosophical instruction comes to us from unexpected directions. Consider the recent case of two radio "shock" jocks, Greg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia. The New York-based radio hosts, whose show was nationally syndicated and carried in 17 additional markets, had their show canceled by station WNEW-FM on August 22, 2002. An uproar had ensued when Opie and Anthony, as part of a "stunt" on their show, had offered their listeners a live broadcast of a man and a woman apparently having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (2 messages)


Monday
September 2, 2002
Objectivism
Theft At the Speed of Light!
by Barry Kayton
Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
We're living in a fantastic age of invention. Gadgets that were the stuff of science fiction only two decades ago -- such as cell phones and handheld computers -- are now commonplace. These technologies, like all those that preceded them, bring fantastic benefits that tend to change not only our behaviour but the structure of economic relationships within and between countries. However, the arrival of digital media poses unprecedented challenges. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (3 messages)


Tuesday
September 3, 2002
Objectivism
Objectivism as an Intuitive System
by Francois Tremblay
Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Objectivism is often seen, even by intellectually inclined individuals, as a philosophy that is intellectually backwards or counter-intuitive. I always find such judgments bizarre. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (37 messages)


Wednesday
September 4, 2002
Humor
We Happy Few
by Sam Pierson
Sanctions: 8Sanctions: 8 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Look, it's war. It's not nice. It has to be done properly. Complete what you start. No half measures. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (19 messages)


Thursday
September 5, 2002
Sense of LifeThe Free Radical
Why SOLO?
by Lindsay Perigo
Sanctions: 6Sanctions: 6 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Linday Perigo's description of SOLO, given at the inaugural SOLO conference in NZ. (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (0 messages)


Friday
September 6, 2002
The Good LifeThe Free Radical
The Meaning Of Life
by Joseph Rowlands
Sanctions: 35Sanctions: 35Sanctions: 35Sanctions: 35 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Joseph Rowlands gave this speech at the inaugural SOLO conference in NZ. "What is life? What do we mean when we say the word? Since the word stands at the center of Objectivist ethics, the answer to this question has wide-reaching implications." (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (15 messages)


Monday
September 9, 2002
The Good Life
To Err or Not to Err
by Elizabeth Kanabe
Sanctions: 5Sanctions: 5 Sanction this ArticleEditMark as your favorite article
Is it better to experience more and take the bad with the good, or to only enter situations when you are confident and can protect yourself as best as possible? (Read more...)
Discuss this Article (2 messages)

Back one pagePage 0Page 1Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5Page 6Page 7Page 8Page 9Forward one pageLast Page