Atlas Shrugged Movie Review

I finally got the chance to see Atlas Shrugged Part I. And I must say I was inspired, inspired to reread the book…and try my hand at writing a better screenplay. The one they used was amateurish, reminiscent of some recent mega church propaganda films. OK, it wasn’t as bad as Avatar. And it didn’t …

Politics Using Rational Self-Interest

If you want a libertarian society, Objectivism is a dead end. Liberty is a public good in a democracy (or republic, if you prefer). Somebody has to vote against receiving their own fair share of largesse from the public treasury. Somebody has to plant signs, knock on doors, pay for ads, attend meetings, etc. without …

My Critique of Objectivist Morality V1

Among my most recent article updates is Objectivist Ethics, a Critique. I suspect it is unsettling to my many Objectivist friends, so I am offering them a chance to critique back. But my self-interest in the matter extends beyond preserving friendships. I want to make the article better. Ideally, it should persuade Objectivists to update …