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Sunday
November 23, 2014
Commentary
Standard versus Goal
by Joseph Rowlands
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There's a longstanding debate on Objectivist forums over what is the proper standard of morality. One view, taken by Rand, is that survival is the standard. Others are unhappy with this and promote flourishing as the alternative. Which is the better standard? ... (Read more...)
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Illegal Immigrants, Tax Evaders, and Imperial Power
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 11/24, 4:17pm
Illegal Immigrants, Tax Evaders, and Imperial PowerBy Edward Hudgins ...(Read more...)
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EconTalk: Vernon Smith on Adam Smith and the Human Enterprise
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 11/19, 6:50am
A part that I found very interesting is Vernon Smith's distinction between two kinds of markets: (1) where the good or service is not retraded, e.g. commodities and (2) where retrading exists, e.g. stocks and bonds. He says the marginal utility and value model works very well for #1, but not for #2, where bubbles are c...(Read more...)
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General Forum
Violence is the Last Resort of the Incompetent
(28) Fred Bartlett - 11/23, 8:56am - Michael: Ghandi certainly was one of the strongest advocates...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (29) Fred Bartlett - 11/23, 9:24am - Violence is the first resort of the Incompetent. Violence is...
Election is over...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) Fred Bartlett - 11/19, 12:53pm - ..so it is safe to send out the new HI premium notices. Mine...
(1) Jules Troy - 11/19, 8:14pm - Canadian so no idea.  They "sayyyy" we have free healthcare ...
(2) Merlin Jetton - 11/20, 3:15am - My 2015 Medicare supplement insurance premium is about 8% mo...
(3) Fred Bartlett - 11/20, 9:02am - Jules: I was hoping you'd be too busy building that Eastern ...
(4) Fred Bartlett - 11/20, 9:14am - Merlin: See?   Compared to 22%, that 8% is a 14% savings. Sh...
(5) Merlin Jetton - 11/20, 9:37am - Fred, off-hand I guess one reason your premium increase is m...
(6) Fred Bartlett - 11/20, 1:56pm - Merlin: Yes, they've been growing nearly unbounded.  (Part o...
(7) Jules Troy - 11/20, 7:07pm - Yes Fred I do not think Quebec will be a problem.  Seeing as...
(8) Steve Wolfer - 11/20, 8:45pm - Jules, I know nothing about Canada or this situation, but my...
Election is never over...
(0) Fred Bartlett - 11/22, 1:30pm - Immigration Policy In the Past: Loosely/poorly enforced; pol...
(1) Jules Troy - 11/22, 2:29pm - Obama should do the world a favor and eat a cyanide salad.
(2) Steve Wolfer - 11/22, 3:11pm - 1] Will this new plan be enforced? If so, then how do unauth...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (3) Fred Bartlett - 11/22, 4:06pm - Steve: Good analysis.  You and I talked about this before;  ...
(4) Fred Bartlett - 11/22, 4:08pm - Who is a more conservative group than South Fl. Hispanics?
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (5) Steve Wolfer - 11/22, 10:32pm - Fred, I agree.  Progressivism is built upon lies - top to bo...
(6) Fred Bartlett - 11/23, 8:39am - Steve: It's a good thing for those who want to take the POTU...
Peikoff on the Fall of Rome
(0) Brandon G Lee - 11/24, 5:24pm - Does anyone know where Peikoff discusses this?I was talking ...
Article Discussions
Standard versus Goal
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) Merlin Jetton - 11/23, 3:54pm - Rand's ethical theory was not about mere survival. It was ab...
(1) Stephen Boydstun - 11/24, 7:26pm -  Joe, I appreciate your arguments on this, and I agree to a ...
(2) Jules Troy - 11/25, 2:07am - To me survival is what one does when the economy is really b...
(3) Steve Wolfer - 11/25, 9:48am - With the word "standard" there are slightly different meanin...
News Discussions
Obama's Subtle "You Didnít Build That" Rhetoric
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) Merlin Jetton - 11/18, 12:44pm - Maybe Obama did learn one thing from Atlas Shrugged (p. 246,...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Jules Troy - 11/18, 10:23pm - When he tries to push his net neutrality bill through he sho...
(2) Fred Bartlett - 11/19, 6:24am - Jules: Here is the real definition of 'Obama Didn't Build Th...
(3) Jules Troy - 11/19, 8:09pm - Yes I think there is a very high probability that Canada wil...
(4) Peter Morris - 11/19, 9:46pm - I have no love for Obama, but we don't need to quote out of ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (5) Merlin Jetton - 11/21, 6:08am - If you listen to the speech in context, he meant you didn't ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (6) Fred Bartlett - 11/21, 11:06am - No, we don't need to quote him out of context.  All we need ...
(7) Merlin Jetton - 11/21, 2:54pm - Fred, do you have any comment about Obama graduating from Ha...
(8) Fred Bartlett - 11/21, 10:05pm - Cum laude or Magna cum laude?  Under what Policy at HLS in 1...
Reisman Reviews Piketty's Book
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (18) Fred Bartlett - 11/17, 6:57am - And if not bad enough, who was Krugman's co-author on this b...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (19) Fred Bartlett - 11/17, 7:49am - "a pure consumption model without any investment." To me, th...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (20) Fred Bartlett - 11/17, 7:58am - Here is the dreamy Left's artful argument when a world bound...
(21) Michael E. Marotta - 11/18, 3:45am - Not exactly, Fred.     FB:  "The proof of that assertion is,...
(22) Fred Bartlett - 11/18, 11:11am - Michael: I could for sure buy that. Far easier to get an aut...
EconTalk: Vernon Smith on Adam Smith and the Human Enterpris...
(0) Merlin Jetton - 11/19, 12:36pm - Maybe Vernon Smith says the following elsewhere in his body ...
(1) Luke Setzer - 11/20, 4:45am - Does this mean the transactions subject to potential bubblin...
(2) Merlin Jetton - 11/20, 5:18am - Spontaneously, 'no'.  I can't read your mind. Are you asking...
(3) Luke Setzer - 11/20, 7:51am - Yes, something along those lines.  It sounds like the treatm...
(4) Merlin Jetton - 11/20, 8:38am - I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. The stabilty and instability I ...
(5) Luke Setzer - 11/20, 9:44am - I was trying to be metaphorical.  For instance, one person d...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (6) Steve Wolfer - 11/20, 12:17pm - Luke, This is a case of being hung by your own metaphor.  St...
(7) Luke Setzer - 11/20, 12:21pm - I suspect Merlin has a different take on this so I would lik...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (8) Merlin Jetton - 11/20, 12:47pm - I agree with what Steve says. My different take follows. I d...
(9) Luke Setzer - 11/20, 1:00pm - Thank you, gentlemen.
(10) Jules Troy - 11/20, 8:43pm - Markets crash, markets boom.  It is government involvement t...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (11) Fred Bartlett - 11/22, 11:14am - Merlin: The go-to tool in the economic modelers toolbox is t...


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Thursday
September 1, 2005
Sense of Life
The New Puritans
by Andy Postema
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Where we find small pleasures in a smoke and drink, the new Puritans see only poison to be purged. Where we find relaxation in common entertainments, they see only decadence to be avoided. Where we find release in anger and joy, they see only stress to be eliminated. Where we find dignity in keeping our foibles to ourselves, they see only rot to be cleansed by a public confession. Where we find happiness in untidy lives lived lustily, they see only candidates for a twelve-step program. (Read more...)
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