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Thursday
September 18, 2014
Commentary
There is no John Galt - and that's worse
by Michael E. Marotta
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What you tax you get less of; and what you subsidize you get more of.  The brightest people in the world are making video games; and no one is on the Moon.  It did not take a genius to figure this out: it is a universal law of human action.  There is a destroyer loose in the who is shutting off the motor of the world, slowing the engine of creation, tapping out the extra power of invention.  But it is not one person whose name is a question.  

 

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What drives Top Performers?
Posted by Vera S. Doerr on 9/14, 7:05am
German newspaper 'Handelsblatt' found it newsworthy to present the major characteristics of top performers and what drives them - just the headlines translated: ...(Read more...)
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The Jihad against America and How to End It
Posted by William Dwyer on 9/13, 9:25pm
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Neither capitalism nor egoism nor minarchism nor romanticism is the essence of Objectivism. Anarchists may think that the essence of Rand is her politics, but compared to the essential nature of her epistemological method, which anarchists necessarily do not comprehend, her politics and her stands on other more concrete issues amount almost to mere accidents in the Aristotelian sense. Objectivism is the rejection of package deals and of stolen and floating and frozen concepts. Without the analysis of the contextual origin of individual concepts there is no such thing as Objectivism. The concept of rights would never arise if there were not some (potentially objective) third party to which at least one of the parties of a dispute could appeal.
Ted Keer
The Concept of Rights and the Social Context

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Atlas Shrugged: Now Non-Fiction
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 9/12, 8:18am
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A Primer on Murray Rothbard
(49) Michael E. Marotta - 9/07, 7:27am - This is yet another of the very many excellent articles and ...
An Analysis of Egoism and Altruism
(55) Steve Wolfer - 9/06, 8:12am - Vera, Humanity is just the word for all humansThe masses is ...
(56) Vera S. Doerr - 9/06, 9:12am - You are right with your last comment Steve :) and I do live ...
(57) Steve Wolfer - 9/06, 11:59am - Vera, I was of course just being playful in that post.  But ...
(58) Vera S. Doerr - 9/06, 1:12pm - Thanx for the playfulness Steve :)I enjoyed it - seriously ;...
(59) William Dwyer - 9/06, 11:08pm - Vera wrote, "My three steps of solving contradictions also p...
(60) Vera S. Doerr - 9/07, 1:58am - I'd agree with this specific context Bill - full restitution...
(61) William Dwyer - 9/07, 4:42pm - Vera, you wrote, I understand, and agree, with your point th...
(62) Vera S. Doerr - 9/08, 6:06am - Bill,am I to understand that you would knowingly take the me...
(63) Steve Wolfer - 9/08, 9:43am - Bill,In that case, I don't think you're an egoist, because i...
(64) William Dwyer - 9/09, 11:44am - Bill, am I to understand that you would knowingly take the m...
(65) Vera S. Doerr - 9/10, 12:21am - Bill,in case of the pharmacy I made preparations to save my ...
(66) Steve Wolfer - 9/10, 1:16am - There can be no such thing as a right to violate a right.  T...
(67) Vera S. Doerr - 9/10, 4:27am - You can't have the killing of an innocent person come up as ...
(68) Steve Wolfer - 9/10, 8:24am - Vera, I agree that the phrase 'collateral damage' is used of...
(69) Vera S. Doerr - 9/10, 9:50am - Steve,There are innocents among them but they are the victim...
(70) Steve Wolfer - 9/10, 10:43am - Vera,From an individualistic point-of-view I'd still argue t...
(71) Vera S. Doerr - 9/10, 12:47pm - Steve,dissolution of army and government is not equal to dis...
(72) Steve Wolfer - 9/10, 9:01pm - Vera, You can't have a monopoly of laws for a given jurisdic...
(73) Vera S. Doerr - 9/11, 3:48am - Steve,I'd agree with you to have one universal body of laws,...
(74) William Dwyer - 9/11, 10:22am - In Post 68, Steve wrote, But if they have a deep-seated beli...
(75) Steve Wolfer - 9/11, 5:54pm - Bill, I wrote, " . . . the standard of life is not just thei...
(76) William Dwyer - 9/11, 9:18pm - Steve, you wrote, "But we are talking about a set of princip...
(77) Steve Wolfer - 9/11, 10:56pm - Bill,If you have a right against my coercing you, then I hav...
(78) Steve Wolfer - 9/11, 11:19pm - Bill,But survival is necessary for flourishing. In order to ...
(79) William Dwyer - 9/12, 12:33am - I wrote, "if my survival requires that I coerce you, then in...
(80) Steve Wolfer - 9/12, 12:09pm - Bill, I'll start at the bottom of your post above where you ...
(81) William Dwyer - 9/12, 1:48pm - Steve, I just want to address this one point, which does not...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (82) Steve Wolfer - 9/12, 5:08pm - Bill,There is a difference between being justified in doing ...
(83) William Dwyer - 9/12, 9:04pm - I said, "There is a difference between being justified in do...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (84) Steve Wolfer - 9/12, 10:26pm - Bill,The point I am making is that if I am morally justified...
(85) William Dwyer - 9/13, 11:12am - [Steve] "You are right that our fundamental disagreement is ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (86) Steve Wolfer - 9/13, 2:08pm - Bill,...[Rand] relegates the moral use of force only to self...
(87) Merlin Jetton - 9/15, 6:16am - Dwyer wrote: Nowhere in Rand's statement does she imply any ...
(88) Jules Troy - 9/16, 2:14am - So I'm in an airplane and it crashes in a country that does ...
Winners and Losers
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) Steve Wolfer - 9/06, 10:51pm - Excellent analysis, Joe. From the point of view of psycholog...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Vera S. Doerr - 9/07, 12:06am - Fully agreed Joe - Thanx :)Instead of fearing talented peopl...
(2) Michael E. Marotta - 9/07, 8:16am - That was all very nicely said, Joseph.  I do wonder who you ...
News Discussions
That Day
(38) Stephen Boydstun - 9/11, 6:43am -  Current situation with al-Zawahiri. Al-Shabaab leader kille...
The Patent Scam
(9) Vera S. Doerr - 9/06, 6:39am - Michael,I once saw an old news reel where Thomas Edison was ...
(10) Michael E. Marotta - 9/06, 4:19pm - Vera, we seem to be on the same page.  As I said, I am think...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (11) Vera S. Doerr - 9/06, 11:10pm - Thanx Michael,now we only have to get Dale Halling to agree ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (12) Fred Bartlett - 9/13, 1:17pm - Michael: Patent law is for sure a mess.   It is a domain mos...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (13) Fred Bartlett - 9/13, 1:45pm - "First to file" is a boon for those lawyerly businesses in t...
The Jihad against America and How to End It
(0) Jules Troy - 9/18, 12:16pm - Qatar is also culpable for financing the terrorists as well....
What drives Top Performers?
(0) Luke Setzer - 9/14, 11:17am -
(1) Michael E. Marotta - 9/14, 8:39pm - Had not seen the new production, Luke. I only know the class...
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Neither capitalism nor egoism nor minarchism nor romanticism...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) Steve Wolfer - 9/13, 9:03am - That is a brilliant observation by Ted Keer (which I didn't ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Jules Troy - 9/17, 11:46am - Hope Ted is doing well, he was always an enjoyable read.
(2) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 9/18, 3:22pm - No one could get me laughing faster than Ted. 


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