Thursday, April 12, 2012

Objectivist Round-Up

Welcome to the April 12th, 2012 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:

Diana Hsieh presents Conquer Your Fear posted at NoodleFood, saying, "What happens with a fourth-grader conquers her fear to make her first ski jump? Watch and see!"

Tony White presents Essay 5: Objectivism: What to Read First posted at Peripatetic Thoughts, saying, "A beginning Objectivist's guide of which items from the dauntingly large Ayn Rand Bookstore catalog to read first. Answers such questions as: What are the three most important Objectivist lectures? What are the first fifteen Objectivist works you should read, in exactly what order? What are the four most important chapter is OPAR, and why? What are Ayn Rand's best essays/lectures? Peikoff's? The best lectures by other Objectivists?"

John Drake presents Do we need classroom lectures? posted at Try Reason!, saying, "Let's turn the classroom around. Instead of lectures in class, I propose digitally recording all my lectures and having students listen to them on their own time. Then in class, we can focus on assignments, discussion, and tangible feedback immediately to better facilitate meaningful learning."

Joshua Lipana presents AmeriCorps: Collectivist, Immoral, and Should be Eliminated posted at The Objective Standard Blog.

Darius Cooper presents Is the "individual mandate" really that bad? posted at Practice Good Theory, saying, "The "individual mandate" is just one in a series more in a series of many other government mandates."

Paul Hsieh presents Positive Alternatives to ObamaCare posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "If ObamaCare is repealed, we need to be ready withsome positive alternatives. Here are a few resources."

Ari Armstrong presents Amazon Considering Renewal of Colorado Associates Program posted at Ari Armstrong's Free Colorado, saying, "A Federal court tossed Colorado's so-called 'Amazon Tax,' a 2010 law that caused the company to cut off its Associates program in the state. Now will it come back?"

Rational Jenn presents Parenting Through a Move posted at Rational Jenn, saying, "We recently moved to a new home. Here is how we are handling some of the move-related parenting challenges."

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