Thursday, May 31, 2012

Objectivist Round Up - May 31, 2012

Welcome to the May 31, 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:

John Drake presents 3 Keys to Picking a Career posted at Try Reason!, saying, "After giving students advice on picking careers for many years, I have discovered there are three key things to picking one that captures your passions but is also profitable. Values, strengths, and opportunities. Read more..."

Roberto B Sarrionandia presents Tories vs The Enlightenment posted at Roberto Sarrionandia, saying, "Why a British exam question on Judaism is not racist, and what is revealed about the premises of the government officials who think it is."

Diana Hsieh presents Defecting to North Korea posted at Philosophy in Action, saying, "The horrifying story of a man who convinced his family to defect to -- yes, to -- North Korea."

Rational Jenn presents The One About ATLOSCon 2012 posted at Rational Jenn, saying, "All about my ATLOSCon 2012 experience! What can I say? It was wonderful and fulfilling!"

Paul Hsieh presents Scherz and Fogoros on USPSTF posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "Two nice discussions on why the government wants to clamp down on preventive medicine."

C.W. presents The Immediate Important Lesson From Europe posted at Krazy Economy, saying, "We can learn from Europe what not to do first to move toward capitalism."

Darius Cooper presents To teach posted at Practice Good Theory, saying, "To teach is to step into another man's thought,..."

Peter Cresswell presents A conclusive experiment with a crucial lesson for Christchurch [updated] posted at Not PC, saying, "NZ's earthquake-ridden city of Christchurch has been treated by government as a welfare case instead of opened up as an enterprise opportunity. The experience of two US cities after tornado damage helps illustrate how wrong this approach has been."


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