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Israel and the Palestinians: Disputed Land "Belongs" to Whichever Government is Better at Protecting Individual Rights

In the wake of each flare-up in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, people inevitably argue over the same question: “Who owns the territory that currently comprises Israel: the Arab Palestinians, or the Jews?” Then long debates ensue about the history of the two different groups in the region, who was there first, which group was the aggressor, which group has rightful title, etc. 2,765 more words

Ayn Rand

NBC: Video: The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson: Full Interview of Ayn Rand in 1967


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What Ayn Rand was talking about with objectivism what that self-interest or one’s own interest shouldn’t just be first, but the only thing that people should be interested in. 65 more words

Johnny Carson

NBC: Video: The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson: Full Interview of Ayn Rand in 1967


This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

What Ayn Rand was talking about with objectivism what that self-interest or one’s own interest shouldn’t just be first, but the only thing that people should be interested in. 65 more words

Walter White and Ayn Rand Walk into a Bar

Besides reading, writing, and traveling, my summers tend to involve a lot of television. This year I re-watched House of Cards, Arrested Development, and large portions of… 894 more words

Ethics

It's getting too close to this...

“When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you, you may know that your society is doomed.” – Ayn Rand

Freedom