1.15.2009

Objectivist Roundup #79

Welcome to the January 15, 2009 edition of the Objectivist Roundup.

This week's roundup includes some great insights and analyses on a wide range of topics, written by authors--including a number of new contributors--who are animated by Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. According to Ayn Rand:

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

"About the Author," Atlas Shrugged, Appendix.


And with that, I am pleased to present Objectivist Roundup #79!


  1. Paul Hsieh presents Washington Examiner Quotes Me On Health Care posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Our ideas continue to gain traction with the public!"

  2. Ed Cline presents A Singular Ambition posted at The Rule of Reason. [C. August says: In this post, Ed examines the legacy of Margaret Thatcher and how she (partially) brought England out of a socialist nightmare. It's an eye opener, and as one commenter mentioned, reading about times in history where negative trends were reversed is both informational and motivational.]

  3. Paul McKeever presents Why Theft is Neither Ethical Nor Practical posted at Paul McKeever, saying, "another useful application of Yertle the Turtle."

  4. Myrhaf presents Emotionalist Politics posted at The New Clarion. [C. August says: Myrhaf examines the emotionalism driving the Left's irrational hatred of President Bush.]

  5. Michael Labeit presents On Marginal Utility and Marginal Intelligence posted at Philosophical Mortician, saying, "Clearing up an old issue that experiences periodic revivals by numbskulls."

  6. Gus Van Horn presents Chuck that map and floor it! posted at Gus Van Horn.

  7. Roberto Sarrionandia presents It was only a matter of time... posted at Tito's Blog, saying, "A few thoughts on the situation in the Middle East"

  8. F L Light presents The Eleutherian Laureate: What Freedom Does posted at The Eleutherian Laureate, saying, "Eleutheria is the Greek word for freedom."

  9. Rachel presents Plays well with others? posted at Brass in Pocket, saying, "Selfishness in the World of Warcraft"

  10. Diana Hsieh presents Vatican Cites Environmentalist Objections to the Pill posted at NoodleFood, saying, "The coming merger of religion and environmentalism continues apace: The Vatican makes environmentalist objections to the use of the birth control pill."

  11. Ari Armstrong presents Sirota's Statistics Fail to Vindicate New Deal posted at FreeColorado.com, saying, "Defenders of the New Deal plausibly argue that unemployment dropped nearly to 9 percent, rather than 14 percent, during FDR's first two terms. But they fail to show that the New Deal did anything but hamper economic recovery."

  12. Rational Jenn presents Positive Discipline And Rational Self-Interest posted at Rational Jenn, saying, "This week, I wrote two lengthy posts Positive Discipline, a method of raising children without punishments or reward systems. In this post, I discuss how parenting with PD also helps me reinforce the principle of rational self-interest." [C. August says: Be sure to check out the first PD post and the extensive comments too!]

  13. Khartoum presents Israel’s Offensive In Gaza posted at Philosophy, Law and Life., saying, "An analysis of the ongoing onslaught by Israel at Gaza."

  14. Daniel presents Amélie and Philosophy, 3 posted at The Nearby Pen, saying, "This is the third post in a series on the movie Amelie, and the philosophy contained therein."

  15. Jim Woods presents Lessons from Valkyrie posted at Words by Woods, saying, "The recent movie Valkyrie, and its underlying historical events, provides three important lessons applicable to our recent conflicts."

  16. Tom Stelene presents A Conservative Christian Evicts Facts from His Argument posted at The Imaginary Philosophy, saying, "Ken Connor, like any religionist believing in the primacy of consciousness over reality, is trying to have his own facts, which, in his argument, is exactly what he falsely accuses atheists of."

  17. Kendall J presents What Really Caused China's Success? posted at The Crucible & Column.

  18. Doug Reich presents Cargo Cult Economics posted at The Rational Capitalist.





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1 comment:

Rational Jenn said...

As ever, the carnival looks great! Thanks for hosting.