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Tuesday
August 25, 2015
Commentary
Machan's Archives: Peddling the Corruption of Liberty
by Tibor R. Machan
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        Ever since the idea of individual liberty has achieved some measure of credibility over the world, those who would be unseated by its limited triumph had to find some way to discredit it or trump it somehow. One way was to re-christen servitude, to make it appear like an even more important kind of liberty than... (Read more...)
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Why Wouldn't You Save A Drowning Child?
Posted by William Dwyer on 8/25, 11:46am
This essay, which appeared on the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) website, was written by Matt Zwolinski, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. He is also a co-director of USD’s Institute for Law and Philosophy, a member of the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly, a...(Read more...)
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Donald Trump: Warrior male extraordinaire
Posted by Sam Erica on 8/23, 9:12pm
Whether you're a fan of The Donald or not the author of this piece disecting his psychology is spot on. ...(Read more...)
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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)

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Self-Interest
Self-Interest by Ellen Frankel Paul

Edited by Ellen F. Paul, Fred Miller Jr., Jeffrey Paul. One can read most of the Introduction, which gives an overview, using Amazon's "Look Inside" feature. So I made my review a short one. (See the whole review)

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Donald Trump and Paris Hilton share an occupation: publicity whore. Paris Hilton is better at it.
Kevin Williamson
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/422762/paris-hilton-2016-out-trumps-trump

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(0) Michael E. Marotta - 8/21, 11:18am - Laurel and I submitted this proposal for a workshop at South...
Objectivism Q&A
Take The Law Into Your Own Hands
(4) Dean Michael Gores - 8/17, 4:10pm - In the linked thread, this was my proposed example:A 55 year...
(5) Steve Wolfer - 8/17, 4:16pm - We, as individuals, didn't authorize government to exercise ...
(6) Colin B. Gallant - 8/17, 5:42pm - Dean:  Your example does not seem to raise the issue of righ...
(7) Colin B. Gallant - 8/18, 2:19pm - Hello Steve: You have made a great number of statements whic...
(8) Colin B. Gallant - 8/18, 2:34pm - Hello Dean:  I've looked at your debate thread. I do not dis...
(9) Dean Michael Gores - 8/18, 3:53pm - Steve, In your post, if I understand it correctly, you were ...
(10) Steve Wolfer - 8/18, 4:23pm - Hi Colin, You wrote: I would like to understand your thought...
(11) Colin B. Gallant - 8/18, 7:18pm - Steve: BTW I am equating self-soverign with sovereign indivi...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (12) Michael E. Marotta - 8/20, 4:35pm - The government must have the power to initiate force against...
(13) Steve Wolfer - 8/20, 5:25pm - If you want to optimize a political environment for the maxi...
(14) Steve Wolfer - 8/20, 5:41pm - Hi Dean, You wrote to me: In your post, if I understand it c...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (15) Michael E. Marotta - 8/21, 6:12am - Anyone who has been arrested has a good understanding of how...
(16) Steve Wolfer - 8/21, 9:21am - Marotta generates another laundry-list rant instead of deali...
(17) Liam Joseph Thornback - 8/20, 11:16pm - Hello, The discussion seems to have bounced back and forth f...
(18) Michael E. Marotta - 8/21, 11:42am - Steve, if you want to debate Oxford style, that's fine, but ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (19) Mike Erickson - 8/21, 11:44am - Dean,Given the conditions in post four I would find the murd...
(20) Steve Wolfer - 8/21, 12:54pm - Marotta writes: We do not have a criminal justice system. We...
(21) Colin B. Gallant - 8/21, 11:22am - Hello Liam: In your scenario: 1.  Is it a proper government ...
(22) Dean Michael Gores - 8/22, 11:03am - Mike Erickson, Haha, at last, someone's shown up who's 'got ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (23) Steve Wolfer - 8/22, 11:58am - Dean, You wrote: Steve,  In your post, if I understand it co...
(24) Liam Joseph Thornback - 8/24, 1:15pm - I think I should correct something about my last post: The a...
(25) Ms. Deanna Delancey - 8/25, 12:05pm - "...there are problably things that can be done to make witn...
(26) Steve Wolfer - 8/25, 1:49pm - Hi Deanna, That's a quibble I acknowledge... I've not felt t...
(27) Colin B. Gallant - 8/25, 5:48pm - Hello Steve: I am reminded of a discussion I had with other ...
(28) Steve Wolfer - 8/25, 8:09pm - Hi Colin, I'll tell you how my thinking has evolved.  First,...
(29) Liam Joseph Thornback - 8/26, 12:13pm - Here is a better question: If we assume that the 55 year old...
Privacy: What is its status according to Objectivism?
(0) Colin B. Gallant - 8/18, 7:37pm - This is a subject I have not heard about much (if ever) in m...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (1) Michael E. Marotta - 8/19, 12:31am - "Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. T...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (2) Michael E. Marotta - 8/19, 12:46am - To answer the second question, this site does have a Search ...
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‘You Smell of Goat’: A Complete Hiftory of Man According to ...
(40) Michael E. Marotta - 8/23, 6:10pm - From the virtues of beer to the joys of feminism, this topic...
Individualism in the Right Key
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) Liam Joseph Thornback - 8/21, 11:26am - Very good article. The distinction between subjectivist/hedo...
(1) Machan - 8/21, 2:07pm - Thanks for the nice comment.
Machan's Archives: Peddling the Corruption of Liberty
(0) Steve Wolfer - 8/25, 10:38am - Good article!  It is sad that there are no quick or easy ans...
News Discussions
GOP Undercard Debate: Fiorina vs. Santorum
(4) Luke Setzer - 8/20, 4:42am - My favorite comment to the "sexism" video:Bob • a month agoO...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (5) Michael E. Marotta - 8/20, 4:56pm - You can argue it all day.  Her statement about her success a...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (6) Peter Reidy - 8/20, 5:00pm - If the story were true we would have heard about it by now, ...
Donald Trump: Warrior male extraordinaire
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) David Wooten - 8/24, 4:10pm - Whether you're a fan of The Donald or not... No one who rega...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (1) Steve Wolfer - 8/24, 5:32pm - As Objectivists we recognize the importance of knowing (as b...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (2) William Dwyer - 8/25, 1:00pm - Excellent post, Steve!  Very thoughtful and well crafted.  I...
(3) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 8/26, 8:48am - Personality cult is not sexy or masculine. 
Why Wouldn't You Save A Drowning Child?
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (0) William Dwyer - 8/25, 11:49am - I wrote the following response to the website's Comments sec...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Steve Wolfer - 8/25, 1:35pm - Good reply, Bill. Another way to look at this came to me.  I...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (2) William Dwyer - 8/25, 5:41pm - Steve, Good thorough psychological analysis of why at a deep...
(3) Steve Wolfer - 8/25, 5:45pm - Thanks, Bill.
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (4) Joseph Rowlands - 8/26, 1:24am - I just finished reading a book by one of the bleeding-heart ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (5) Luke Setzer - 8/26, 7:44am - Newcomers to this site should read Joe's excellent article "...
(6) Luke Setzer - 8/27, 6:39pm - The child you save may need to drown instead. The Priest Who...
Quotes
Donald Trump and Paris Hilton share an occupation: publicity...
(0) Luke Setzer - 8/22, 5:25pm - Attention Whore Publicity Whore (Edited by Luke Setzer on 8/...


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February 7, 2005
Commentary
Social Security: Privatize or Bust!
by Andrew Bissell
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Far from dignity, this is injustice, and I hope Social Security is abolished some day. But in the interim, I’ll take President Bush’s proposal, a bold move toward private accounts that could relieve the financial pressures on Social Security before they build to a full-scale crisis. (Read more...)
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