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Lagniappe - July 2014

The Whited Sepulchre May (or May Not) Be Back - He’s been packed with work lately, but he did manage to write this piece about the odious Elizabeth Warren… 178 more words

News

The John Galt, Zombie Hunter Fantasy

Let’s do a quick compare and contrast. I’ve got two hyper-famous basketball players in mind.   Player A, from his highschool days on, has been known for teamwork. 1,533 more words

Culture

Quotes: Society Based on Need

“You propose to establish a societal order based on the following tenets: that you’re incompetent to run your own life, but competent to run the lives of others – that you’re unfit to exist in freedom, but ft to become and omnipotent ruler – that you’re unable to earn your living using your own intelligence, but able to judge politicians and to vote them into jobs of total power over arts you have never seen, over sciences you have never studies, over achievements of which you have no knowledge, over the gigantic industries where you, by your own definition of your capacity, would be unable to fill the job of assistant greaser.” 7 more words

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature

I have had somewhat ambiguous feelings about Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism ever since I first discovered her in college. I agree with much of what she had to say: freedom, capitalism, and the use of reason are good; tyranny, socialism, and living off others are bad. 830 more words

Politics

Railroads, Adamantium, and Bill Murray.

Chapter 1 is called “The Theme” and if I had to take a very simplistic stab in the dark, that theme is RAILROADS!!!

Which instantly elevates my enjoyment of this book because who doesn’t like reading about trains?!? 1,017 more words

Atlas Shrugged

The Folly of Libertarianism, pt. V: Ayn Rand does not Reflect Reality and is a Terrible Author

Note: this is part five, parts one, two, three, and four may be found here.

While the most dogmatic followers of Ayn Rand refer to themselves as “Objectivists”, self-described Libertarians, such as former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, vocally express respect for the literature and political writing of Ayn Rand. 1,589 more words

History In The Media

Ron Paul to make acting debut in 'Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?'

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Ron Paul to make acting debut in ‘Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?’New York Daily News ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 | Ethan SacksPosted on 6/20/2014, 3:51:29 PM by nickcarrawayThree time presidential candidate joins… 356 more words

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