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Objectivist Blog Round-Up #151 

:: Posted by Nicholas Provenzo at 12:01 AM

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2010 edition of the Objectivist Round-Up. This week presents insight and analyses written by authors 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.

So without any further delay (and in no particular order), here's this week's round-up:

David Baucom presents The Surge of Atlas Shrugged posted at Cyrano Rises, saying, "My magazine article on the surge of Atlas Shrugged during the financial crisis, what its ideas expose about the crisis, its concept of moral selfishness, and its Americanism. Worth checking out for the cover."

Rachel Miner presents Stuck! Get the Saw! posted at The Playful Spirit, saying, "A quick, funny story about not getting too drastic in one's parenting responses :)"

Mike Zemack presents The Voucher Trojan Horse posted at Principled Perspectives, saying, "NJ Governor Chris Christie has called for the right of every child in the state to attend any school of his parents choosing, public or private. This is one of several moves that has the NJEA in a frenzy. He has some surprising support from the Left, including the NJ Star-Ledger, which recently branded the education establishment as “reactionary”. Unfortunately, he has chosen a dangerous vehicle for achieving “school choice” – state-funded vouchers."

C.W. presents Robert Reich: Stop Subsidizing Wall Street posted at Krazy Economy, saying, "Robert Reich is a darling of the leftest wing of the Dems. Here, the good doctor shows us how twisted his thinking is on economics. Unfortunately, he is well published. This is the kind of stuff we have to expose."

Diana Hsieh presents Curry Country Pork Ribs posted at NoodleFood, saying, "My improvised but yummy recipe for curry country pork ribs."

Kelly Elmore presents Musing: Finding Romantic Prospects and Why It's Easy for Some and Not For Others posted at Reepicheep's Coracle, saying, "Some thoughts I had about Objectivists finding romance, sparked by Diana's offer to make a podcast about that."

Jason Stotts presents Formspring Question: Changing Sexual Orientation posted at Erosophia, saying, "Can someone change their sexual orientation? Find out in my post."

Ari Armstrong presents By Endorsing Horrific 'Personhood' Measure, Republicans Court Defeat posted at Free Colorado, saying, "Amendment 62, a slightly redrafted version of 2008's Amendment 48, would, if passed and fully enforced, ban all abortions, even in cases of risks to the woman's health, rape, incest, and fetal deformity."

Paul Hsieh presents How To Truly Honor Our Soldiers posted at NoodleFood, saying, "My post-Memorial Day musings following a meeting with an Objectivist US Army officer."

Paul Hsieh presents Hsieh PJM Oped: Beware Dr. Galbraith's Snake Oil posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "My latest OpEd discusses why some economists insist that governments can create something from nothing."

Michael Labeit presents Japanese Govenerment to Exempt Foreign Investors from the Corporate Bond Tax posted at Michael Labeit at EconomicPolicyJournal.com.

Beth Haynes presents New Lows in Newspeak posted at Black Ribbon Project, saying, "With an astounding use of double-speak, the DOJ takes steps toward making it a criminal matter for practicing physicians to refuse to accept government price-fixing."

Rational Jenn presents Kids and Money Update posted at Rational Jenn, saying, "Our kids are getting some good experience with money lately--AND with contract negotiations!"

Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore present Podcast #5: Free Range Parenting posted at Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore, saying, "Our latest podcast focuses on the "Free Range Kids" movement started by Lenore Skenazy last year."

Rational Jenn presents MiniCon Registration is Live! posted at Rational Jenn, saying, "If you aren't attending OCON this year, consider joining us in Atlanta! Our registration form is now live on our website. MiniCon is part-social, part-thoughtful, ALL-AWESOME. :o)"

David C Lewis, RFA presents Behaviorism In Financial Planning posted at A Revolution In Financial Planning.

Stella presents "The Pill kills" posted at ReasonPharm, saying, "An asinine "pro-life" argument is just as bad as the real, transparently obvious agenda beneath it."

That concludes this edition of the round-up. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Objectivist round-up using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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