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Objectiv-ish Christmases
Objectiv-ish Christmases

The Atlas Society archives hold five compelling essays about Christmas.   ... (See the whole report)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 12/25, 8:30am)

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Pack in Public
Pack in Public

Today I placed an ad in the Albuquerque Journal classifieds that said simply (centered): ... (See the whole report)

(Added by Sam Erica on 12/02, 10:16am)

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Atheists in Foxholes
Atheists in Foxholes

The Freedom From Religion Foundation erected its monument to “Atheists in Foxholes” in 1999 at Lake Hypatia, Alabama. ... (See the whole report)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 8/23, 6:00pm)

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Yaron Brook Speaks at McCombs School of Business
Yaron Brook Speaks at McCombs School of Business

Returning to his alma mater at the University of Texas, on December 3, 2013, Dr. Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute spoke to a packed lecture room at the McCombs School of Business. His topic was "Shrugging the Stigma of Success." Contrasting Bill Gates with LeBron James and Mother Teresa, he said that we accept huge salaries for sports ... (See the whole report)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 12/04, 1:42am)

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Happy Thanksgiving Greetings from Your Friends
Happy Thanksgiving Greetings from Your Friends

"Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. In spite of its religious form (giving thanks to God for a good harvest), its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producersí holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Abundance is (or was ... (See the whole report)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 11/26/2013, 1:14pm)

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Atlas Kickstarter a Success
Atlas Kickstarter a Success

Over 3500 people contributed $446,907 toward a $250,000 goal to fund the advertising budget for Atlas Shrugged, Part III: "Who is John Galt?" If you go to the site and make the effort to load the full list, you can see all the names. In addition, if you click on a name, you can see whatever profile they uploaded to Kickstarter. Often, that is at... (See the whole report)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 10/27, 7:21pm)

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Books that Shaped America
Books that Shaped America

The Library of Congress is polling us on the books that made our nation - and influenced us.   Find the poll here.  It is managed by Survey Monkey a well-known commercial provider and recognizes your computer to help minimize fandom polling. Of course, Atlas Shrugged is on the list; and of course, I voted for it.  (I will discuss the others later.)... (See the whole report)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 8/03, 3:55pm)

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Reason Vs. Force
Reason Vs. Force

Today, the Providence Journal published a letter to the editor I submitted. It is under the title "Reason Vs. Force." http://www.projo.com/opinion/letters/content/letters06-22-10_06-22-10_ONIU1U5_v7.1d60c13.html   The title was not my choice and the letter was edited, but only slightly.   In case the link doesn't work, here is the le... (See the whole report)

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Spectacular Ayn Rand/Objectivism Summer Seminar June 30-July 8
Spectacular Ayn Rand/Objectivism Summer Seminar June 30-July 8

You're cordially invited to an intellectual feast (with fireworks). Experience the benefits of the astonishingly wide ranging impact of Ayn Rand and our finest Objectivist scholars, theorists, and doers -- June 30 - July 8, 2010, in Alexandria, Virginia. Nathaniel Branden and many other of the best minds in Objectivism have now joined... (See the whole report)

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Immoral law
Immoral law

Immoral law What moral authority, code, tenet, dictum or doctrine allows me to compel someone to take care of me? I thoroughly agree that it is virtuous to be kind, generous and compassionate, but nowhere in my body of knowledge can a non-virtuous person be forced to be virtuous. Now that Obama Care is law, a young, healthy man star... (See the whole report)

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