Alan Greenspan – Traitor to Objectivism?

We can place booms, busts, bubbles and economic catastrophes firmly on the lap of the Federal Reserve System. Individuals such as Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke should have know better…yet they contributed to monstrous booms that finally collapsed, leaving many people’s financial and personal affairs in complete disarray.

Around the hard money camp, these “prestigious” Fed Chiefs are known by their nicknames “Bubbles” Greenspan and “Helicopter” Bernanke. I’m not sure if old Alan got his nickname from his preference for bubble baths or bubble economies. Bernanke once remarked something about tossing dollars out of helicopters.

In this article, we’re concentrating on the monetary policies of Alan Greenspan. Let’s find out if his tenure as Fed Chief violates the economic policies Objectivists believe in. Is he a traitor to Objectivism?

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Journey to Objectivism, Reason and Human Action

A person leaves school and vows he will never be subject to that torture again. The result: The disillusioned individual often drifts through life with a closed mind…and a resistance to new ideas and new ways of living. The virtues of Objectivism, reason and laissez faire capitalism remain outside of his awareness. Eventually, he (she) settles into a comfort zone of boredom and stagnation. Finally, his life becomes unsettled, filled with one crisis after another. A changing world won’t let him cling to his uninspiring routines.

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Objectivist Philosophy and the Illusion of Existence

Let’s visit Objectivist Philosophy and investigate the illusion of existence.

Politics: Individual Rights and Capitalism

Objectivism supplies capitalism with its logical and moral foundation—with its spirited defense of individual rights. Objectivism is 100% correct in its advocacy of capitalism and individual rights.

Our current political system is corrupt and anti-life. Our “beloved” political and financial leaders unwittingly cause havoc to our faltering economic system. Years of government interventionism with help from the Federal Reserve System dealt our economy severe blows. Now it is on life support. And how does our economic “doctors” treat the patient? With the arsenic of ZIRP AND QE, guaranteeing the patient eventually expires from a combination of dehydration and massive internal bleeding. How many 0.25% increases do you think will cause its death?

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Death of Objectivism and “Heartless” Ayn Rand?

Jennifer Burns, author of the Ayn Rand book “Goddess of the Market” claims “Ayn Rand is dead. It’s been 35 years since hundreds of mourners filed by her coffin (fittingly accompanied by a dollar-sign-shaped flower arrangement), but it has been only four months since she truly died as a force in American politics.” Does that indicate the death of Objectivism?

In her article “We just might miss the ‘heartless’ Ayn Rand” she also states “In electing Trump, the Republican base rejected laissez-faire economics in favor of economic nationalism.”

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Social Altruists: Enemy of Personal Liberty and Economic Freedom

Daylight savings time begins this weekend…which means spring is right around the corner. What an excellent opportunity to see Objectivism blossom into a force to be reckoned with. And it should …because it offers the gift of personal liberty and economic freedom…and a powerful defense against social altruists. Can you think of a better present to offer the individual?

Altruism remains the the enemy of individual rights. When it becomes institutionalized the carnage begins…because it mutates in social altruism. Let’s explore a deadly enemy of the Objectivist Warrior. 

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The Altruist Demands Your Sacrifice

The Altruist Demands Your Sacrifice is dedicated to the memory of Ayn Rand…February 2, 1905 to March 6, 1982…who courageously fought the anti-life philosophy of altruism.

When the economy unravels, the altruist will put out the call for sacrifice…your sacrifice. He will claim “those that have…must help those who need.” You know the old Karl Marx belief promoting communism…which never considers that needs are unlimited and resources are scarce.

An altruist believes in collectivism…which means the almighty state owns your life. Who cares if you prefer to live for your own sake.

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Capitalism – Social System of Rational Selfishness

Do you realize two conditions must exist in order for the majority of people embrace the sanctity of individual rights? Men and women have to adopt the virtue of rational selfishness and support the social system of laissez faire capitalism. Unfortunately, we’re saddled with the anti-life philosophy of social altruism layered with politically correct BS. What do we end up with? A mixed economy spiraling towards fascism.

Rational Selfishness and the Sanctity of the Individual’s Life, Liberty and Property

Consider this. If people no longer respect the sanctity of the individual’s life, liberty and property…how is it possible the positive emotions of love, happiness and joy can thrive? Tragically, there are too many shortsighted individuals seeking benefits without giving much in return. Our current social and economic situation confirms this fact.

Fortunately, there are rationally selfish individuals who believe in trading value for value…possessing the integrity to practice this in their everyday activities. That’s the way of the Objectivist Warrior. He consistently displays rational selfishness in his thoughts, feelings and actions.

Here’s what Ayn Rand says about rational selfishness.

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Objectivism A to Z and Beyond

My name is RA Meyer. For years I have devoted my life to studying and attempting to practice the principles of Objectivism. I could tell you about my sacrifices during this period…how I selflessly gave and gave. Hopefully you know this isn’t true. I would never purposely sacrifice a higher value for a lower value. All of my efforts corresponded to my value system. I always live what I believe to be my highest values. And living the life of an Objectivist Warrior is my highest value.

What really fired me up and caused me to change the format of this blog was the marvelous discovery of three works of Ayn Rand at a local Half Price bookstore.

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Capitalism, Objectivism and Your Teenager

In the last article “Should Teenagers Be Exposed to Objectivism, I pointed out that Timothy Sexton’s article “Warning: Your Teenager May Be Reading Ayn Rand” completely misrepresents Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Let’s see if he does better with his analysis of capitalism.

You may be wondering how he could possibly have a decent grasp of the marvelous social system of capitalism…since he doesn’t seem to recognize the benefits of Objectivism. Well, as we will soon see…like most social altruists and progressives he just doesn’t get it.

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Should Teenagers Be Exposed to Objectivism?

Originally, I created Master the Social Maze blog for the Everyday Warrior. After posting 47 articles, I noticed the ones on Objectivism were the most popular. So, I took 7 week vacation. My conclusion: Write the blog for individuals interested in Objectivism and its applications. I will supply more information on the development in a future article. I’ve already changed the name of the blog to The Objectivist Warrior Masters the Social Maze.

Now…on to the latest article.

I came across an article by Timothy Sexton titled “Warning: Your Teenager May Be Reading Ayn Rand.” Reading his analysis might make someone believe she represents the evil mechanisms of the devil. Let’s find out if he’s on to something quite sinister….or if he completely misrepresents Ayn Rand and Objectivism.

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