Me and my kiddo

Me and my kiddo

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Objectivist Round Up

Welcome to the February 9, 2012 edition of objectivist round up.  Considering I just got back from dancing with my husband and this Round Up covers Valentine's Day week, I thought a quote about love would be a great start to the edition:

"One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one’s own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns and derives from love."

Burgess Laughlin presents Making Progress: Should a movement have watchmen? posted at Making Progress, saying, "This posts suggests that a movement does need "watchmen," in any of a variety of forms, but those watchmen must be objective in their accusations -- offering specific evidence, an argument (a proof), and a clear statement of the indictment."

Edward Cline presents The State of the Reich posted at The Rule of Reason, saying, "Substitute “This Nation” with “Germany,” and I challenge anyone to fail to see the difference between Obama's State of the Union address and anything Hitler or Mussolini had ever written or spoken."

John Drake presents Research in universities - the good and bad posted at Try Reason!, saying, "Publish or perish, and for good reasons. But at what costs? I provide an academics perspective on the good and bad of research in universities and suggest some possible solutions."

Andy Clarkson presents The Indispensables: Work, And Sex With A Woman You Love posted at The Charlotte Capitalist, saying, "The most important thing Dr. Leonard Peikoff has ever said...(sorry, you'll have to go to the link)."

Jim Woods presents Three Suicides posted at Words by Woods, saying, "In the suicides of a relative, cardiologist Dr. Rene Favaloro, and historian Iris Chang, important life lessons can be found."

Darius Cooper presents How're we doing on Unemployment? (Feb 2012 Edition) posted at Practice Good Theory, saying, "I look at how the U.S. economy is doing on the unemployment front"

Jason Stotts presents Contra Peikoff on Rape posted at Erosophia, saying, "My analysis of Peikoff's claim that in some contexts a woman cannot revoke her sexual consent. I wholeheartedly disagree."

Santiago and Kelly Valenzuela presents The Defense Of Marriage Act: End unconstitutional tyranny upon individual rights and the rights of immigrants. posted at Mother of Exiles, saying, "Guest blogger, Andrew Ryan, calls for an end to the unconstitutional tyranny upon individual rights and the rights of immigrants."

Paul Hsieh presents Worse Than Death Panels posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "I highlight a nice article from John Goodman of NCPA on why "evidence based medicine" is a dangerous to your health, despite its scientific-sounding name."

Edward Cline presents The Sticky Wickets of “Radical” Islam posted at The Rule of Reason, saying, "Here are some randomly selected excerpts from a British government report that treat “violent extremist” Muslims as victims or put-upon, passive, and helpless Islamic receptors of “extremism”"

Ari Armstrong presents Cake Bill Advances posted at Free Colorado, saying, "If successful, Colorado legislation will legalize cottage bakers, meaning they can bake goods in their home and sell them."

Diana Hsieh presents SnowCon 2012 posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Front Range Objectivism will be hosting another (less formal) SnowCon from March 15 to 18th in Frisco, Colorado. Join us!"

Diana Hsieh presents Video: Overcoming Perfectionism posted at NoodleFood, saying, "In Sunday's webcast, I discussed what "perfectionism" is and how a person can overcome it."

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