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Your friend, Steven Mallory

Dedicated to my friend, who inspired me to write this blog post

Steven Mallory is perhaps my favourite secondary character from The Fountainhead. We first met Steven Mallory through Peter Keating’s contempt for him, Ellsworth Toohey wrote that “Mr.

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The fraught experience of reading Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead was one of a stack of books that my parents gave me as a high school graduation gift. Its fellows were 1984, … 1,312 more words

Reviews

The Four Letter Word: L-O-V-E

We hear so many other four letter words today, but not the most important of them all: Love. According to Ayn Rand:

To love is to value.

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Objectivism

Time Preference and Net Consumption

Adapted from a Swedish blog post.

In case you are unfamiliar with these terms: “Time preference” refers to the fact that people (everything else equal) prefer a need satisfaction now or in the near future before the same need satisfaction in the more remote future. 1,551 more words

Economics

Rotterdam - The City of Howard Roark

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I have lived in Rotterdam on and off for many years, using it a base for travels in Europe and Northern Africa. 2,739 more words

The Netherlands

Glen E. Friedman at the D.C. Public Library

As part of the D.C. Punk Archive’s one-year anniversary celebrations, on October 25, 2015, renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman appeared at the Martin Luther King, Jr. 14 more words

Documenting D.C. Punk

Intellectual Property On Trial: John Galt, Howard Roark and Steve Ingalls

Intellectual property is one of the heated debates individualists have among themselves. Ayn Rand had explain the importance of intellectual property in her novels through Galt’s motor of the world, Roark’s bluepint, Ingalls’ converter (from Rand’s play-Think Twice). 1,246 more words

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