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Entries from July 27th, 2010

Immigration – A Very Qualified “yes” and Several Badly Needed Questions

July 27th, 2010 by Inspector · 31 Comments · Uncategorized

I will start out by saying that I agree in principle with the Standard Objectivist Position On Immigration. The central solution to most current problems is to reform immigration law and abolish quotas so that the black market is removed, much like the whole war on drugs mess. However. I think that the way I […]

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The Atlases are Shrugging!

July 15th, 2010 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Politics, Uncategorized

The Wednesday July 14th Detroit News carries an op-ed by NYT writer David Brooks who wants us to know there are two kinds of people in the business world. But Mr. Brooks, like so many in the educated class, has a hard time forming concepts in any hierarchy or at least doesn’t want us to.

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July 9th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Culture

Terry Savage, in a column on a lemonade stand encounter, argues that this experience “sum up what’s wrong with U.S.” I would suggest that she’s correct in her evaluation but dead wrong in the source of her consternation. The children running the lemonade stand in question were giving away their product for free to all […]

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Charter Schools Are a Menace

July 9th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 4 Comments · Education

Bill Gates is the Andrew Carnegie of our era. Like him, Bill Gates generated incredible wealth by creating a company singularly driven to be the best in its industry but gradually came to agree with his detractors. And by the time he stepped down as a leader, he had committed himself to spending the rest […]

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The Reichstag Mosque?

July 5th, 2010 by Jim May · 15 Comments · Uncategorized

It’s time I weighed in on on the Great NY Mosque controversy at this point in time. I wish to note that there are in fact, two huge issues at play for me in this discussion. The first is the issue itself, which is the debate over whether we should support the immediate use of […]

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Ground Zero Mosque & War by Infiltration

July 4th, 2010 by Embedded I · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

It seems to me that some of our admired Objectivist friends do not sufficiently appreciate how widespread and insidious the Islamic threat actually is.  This is a war, and not simply of ideas. Lies, Damn Lies, & Muslim Lies: The Muslim, and especially Islamic, ethics fully endorses the use of dishonesty to non-Muslims.   An article […]

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Obama’s Americanism

July 4th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

On this Fourth of July, let us look at what the current president of the United States of America thinks the country is all about. In a recent speech on immigration Obama said, Being an American is not a matter of blood or birth, it’s a matter of faith.

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The Mosque Question

July 2nd, 2010 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

There has been an argument among Objectivists on the mosque that some would like to build at Ground Zero. Leonard Peikoff opposes the mosque and holds the US government should prevent its existence. Others disagree. Amy Peikoff has two posts supporting her husband. The argument is complicated and certainly not self-evident. It’s a matter on […]

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