Tag Archives: Ayn Rand

Lessons from The Aristotle Adventure Applied to Objectivism

This post is a reply to Mr Cropper’s YouTube video “Objectivist Pnyx Is Hereby Assembled” in which he in part called me out to substantiate one of my earlier comments. On his vid “Mr. Cropper, Objectivist Driver” I had reasserted he needed … Continue reading

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The Objectivist Conference (OCON) and Ideas for Living Life on Earth

In Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, the world’s hidden producers gathered for one month each summer and in part they traded the intellectual products that they had produced during the prior year. Similarly, Objectivists (those who study and apply Ayn … Continue reading

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Question 10: What is the DIM Hypothesis?

I have been participating in a book group this year; we are reading Leonard Peikoff’s new book The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West are Going Out.  After having engaged is some rigorous chewing of the book with … Continue reading

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Question 9: Why be a selfish citizen?

Much of the search traffic to this site involves a combination of terms that include selfish. Today, someone was looking for the “Top 10 Selfish Politicians”; limited to current politicians, I am at a loss to come up with 10.  … Continue reading

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Obama Plans More Rapes (a satire)

In shocking news not being reported from Washington, President Obama advocates a plan to increase the number of American women being raped.  Citing all the correlated public “benefits” to more rapes, our President called on narrow minded advocates for individual … Continue reading

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Question #6: Why is altruism bad?

Related to the post Thank LBJ and Altruism for Our Federal Deficit and Debt, the following question came via Reddit from a father raising his child to be an altruist:  “Why is altruism bad?” Sacrifice, and in particular self-sacrifice. I … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 4th Quarter 2012

The following are the top 10 books for October – December 2012 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist by Tara Smith The Head of Athena (The Cyrus Skeen Series) by Edward … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Selfish Citizens, 3rd Quarter 2012

The following are the top 10 books for July – September 2012 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by … Continue reading

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Not an Emergency, but a Suicide Attempt

Are our current economic problems an emergency?  Politicians in both parties have said so and claimed that we have to abandon principles, act for the sake of action, and when those actions fail we must blindly act again. In The … Continue reading

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Our Racist Public Schools

While Democrats are quick on the trigger with fallacious rhetorical partisan charges of racism against critics of President Obama, their silence is deafening when it comes to actually racist government policies.   Previously, I mentioned the Obama Administration filing a petition … Continue reading

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