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Linz's New Book
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 23
Submitted by Frediano on Tue, 2013-12-03 14:31
I'm a long term "S" Corp contractor, been paying taxes on the value of my self provided health insurance for years. A family plan that covered everything in the 80s was maybe $325/mo.
Hmmm.. — by Shane on Thu, 2013-12-05 22:34
Why? — by Frediano on Thu, 2013-12-05 22:08
Medibid — by F L Light on Thu, 2013-12-05 13:41
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-12-02 21:36
Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn
November 27, 2013 -- This week in a national referendum, 65 percent of Swiss voters rejected a measure that would have limited CEO salaries to twelve times the pay of junior employees. In doing so, they showed the world once again why Switzerland remains one of the most prosperous and innovative countries in the world!
Pitiful Victory — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:32
Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2013-11-26 21:57
I write the post in order to recommend Schopenhauer to Soloists. Specifically, the Appendix to his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation. Now why should this be of interest to Soloists?
Lindsay — by seddon on Sat, 2013-11-30 21:09
Fred — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-11-29 20:24
Lindsay — by seddon on Fri, 2013-11-29 19:47
Submitted by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:59
Four days ago marked the 39th anniversary of the last Gabriel-era Genesis album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway". Thought I might share this concept album with everyone here.
Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-11-25 22:39
I have been absent from SOLO for a few weeks, writing a new book. Now it is published.
A "read" is likely a "hit". — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Mon, 2013-12-02 00:26
What is a "read"? — by Walter Donway on Sun, 2013-12-01 00:45
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:33
I agree, good Ed — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-23 02:49
Videos — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 19:03
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:04
In the Game of Life, it's genuinely hard to: 1) determine the meaning and purpose of existence; 2) find work which is satisfying, and friends that are high-quality, and lovers who are long-term desirable; 3) become a billionaire; 4) paint like Michelangelo and sing like The Beatles; 5) innovate and discover like Leonardo and Edison; 6) build a warp drive and time machine; 7) achieve immortality.
Still Stupifying — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-28 14:48
Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:22
Well? — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2013-11-27 20:42
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-11-18 20:48
The key to achieving 1) universal happiness and creating a social utopia is the same as that of achieving 2) maximum social cohesion and harmony, along with human solidarity and unity, and the Brotherhood of Man, and optimal comity, amity, sociability, neighborliness, comradeship, communalism, friendliness, love, etc.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-11-18 18:33
This guy embodies some of the joy of being alive:
Submitted by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-11-18 09:31
Is anybody here familiar with this gentleman? I've come across a lot of his stuff lately and am trying to work out his philosophic perspective i.e. whether he is an Objectivist.
I haven't read of him — by gregster on Wed, 2013-11-20 12:57
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-11-15 12:22
The Hollywood actor (star of shows such as The West Wing), Rob Lowe, asks: http://www.theobjectivestandar...
Vitriol Explained — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-11-20 07:09
What is going on — by Tom Burroughes on Tue, 2013-11-19 10:42
Thank you Kyrel. Precisly my — by cindy holland on Mon, 2013-11-18 23:38
Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-11-15 00:31
Charles Kahlenberg, who has done a number of book recordings for Macmillan, was desirous to produce Shakespeare Versus Keynes.
Solar Passion — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:56
Unmuddled — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:54
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 06:17
Remarkably good and brief sci-fi story from 1990 by Terry Bisson: http://www.terrybisson.com/pag...
They're Made Out of Meat
by Terry Bisson
Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-11-14 00:52
Ayn Rand's article for the April 1963 issue of Cosmopolitan, "The Money-Making Personality," was one of my favorite for its color, passion, and professionalism of popular writing.
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-11-11 00:11
Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has today hit out at Auckland Transport for the One Team party held for employees and their guests at The Cloud on Saturday.
This issue got Affordable — by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-11-12 07:49
Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-11-09 04:10
Jeez, Dad, why sugar-coat everything? No, he didn't; he served it black, his philosophy of life, and there you have it. This post is about work, the endless project of my youth.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-08 21:52
I doubt even the 1930s Bolsheviks or Nazis would have dared to do this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-07 06:22
I offer three instructive items of recent news, one from Europe, one from Obamarx's Amerika, the other from New Zealand, eloquent testimony to Western Civilisation's self-immolation at the altar of Islam, described by some who should know better as "Islamism":
Muslims and Bigotry — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 05:45
A Few Instructive Cartoons... — by tvr on Thu, 2013-11-07 21:04
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:34
Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution
November 5, 2013 — The finger-pointing in the GOP over Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race shows that the party still refuses to come to grips with internal contradictions that continue to lead to epic fail at the ballot box.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:53
Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News
October 31, 2013 -- The Cato Institute has launched a new website, HumanProgress.org, which quantifies the good news that, overall, things are getting better all the time.
Don't get it. — by ding_an_sich on Thu, 2013-11-07 00:16
Pepe photo — by gregster on Wed, 2013-11-06 23:39
Flakes and Trolls — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:28
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:32
Nothing But Rhetorical Legerdemain — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-12-16 22:57
Robert — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 10:57
A Thanksgiving Peace Offer — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:15
Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2013-11-03 04:50
Uh, Duh ... and the Shocking Truth about ObamaCare
Uh: Headline in The New York Times of Thursday, October 31, 2013: “Voters’ Anger Over Shutdown Is Inspiring Democrats to Run.”
Duh: Headline in The New York Times of Friday, November 1, 2013: “Troubled Start for Health Law Has Democrats Feeling Anxious.”
The most convincing argument — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Wed, 2013-11-06 16:34
Submitted by F L Light on Sat, 2013-11-02 12:27
I offer 15 free downloads of my drama, In Counteraction, Vanderbilt!
Thanks for the download! — by John Ericson on Sat, 2013-11-02 14:20
Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-11-01 16:27
[I wrote a version of this short story yesterday evening, and posted it in time for a late Halloween reading. Next morning, I saw I had left my characters stranded, so I wrote a conclusion.
Linz — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-11-05 17:00
The Bookmuda Triangle... — by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-11-05 16:15
For sure — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-11-05 06:22
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-11-01 11:34
Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry announced today that he will be participating in the 2013 Movember fundraising campaign.
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-11-01 07:44
Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has received a response to the Official Information Request he made on October 15 regarding the cost of leather satchels issued to elected members of Auckland’s cou
At least we got in the Herald — by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-11-02 00:55
No. He just mentioned the — by reed on Fri, 2013-11-01 18:58
Good stuff Mr Berry! — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-01 12:25
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-11-01 04:42
Well my friends, the time has come to say goodbye. When posting some of my nutty racial ideas on some of the open threads I realized that I am not an Objectivist anymore. I don't know what I am.
Doug — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-11-03 17:50
Farewell Doug. It is plain — by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-11-01 12:43
Thank you Doug — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-01 12:15
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-10-30 14:52
Current humans may have emerged physically around 195,000 years ago, but we seemingly emerged mentally only around 30,000 years ago.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-29 18:36
What Motivates Obamacare Supporters?
October 25, 2013 -- Public policy issues should be discussed first and foremost in terms of their merits. The problem with discussing Obamacare is that most of its proponents seem immune from rational exchange. So we must ask, “What motivates them to support such a manifest public policy mess?”
Objectivist Morality!! — by Pepe Estrepo on Fri, 2013-11-01 18:47
Objectivist morality and ethics — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-10-31 12:48
Objectivist Morality — by Pepe Estrepo on Wed, 2013-10-30 19:28
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Tue, 2013-10-29 14:29
In my joust some time ago with a determinist (he eventually "chose" to leave this blog in a huff, by a delicious irony), I was reminded of what a tangle of contradictions people who think they are "scientific" get into when trying to disprove or mock the idea that humans have free will.
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