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.

Progressive Schools

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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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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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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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Objectivism – Formula for Success?

As you probably know…Ayn Rand’s Objectivism has its ardent supporters and critics who hate her philosophical system. These two groups will never see eye to eye. Let’s get beyond the conflict and ask an important question. Is it possible Objectivism soars as a formula for success? Let’s find out.

Rational Selfishness

Here’s a definition of selfishness critics attach to Objectivism.

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Ayn Rand Unleashed – A Critique

An Objectivist who goes by John Jr. believes a strict view of the teachings of Ayn Rand…remains necessary to fully understand Objectivist Ethics. Because of this…he took issue with my analysis of Objectivism. Here he is unleashed. I did some formatting for easier reading and SEO purposes. For the original format click here.

The Critique

Concerning your blog posts on Objectivist Ethics: Note: I’ve also written articles on other blogs using the first name Robert.

Hi, Robert, I’ll get right to the point: First, while you seem to have a decent grasp of economics and politics (government) from an Objectivist perspective, you also appear to have some very odd notions about the more fundamental, foundational and logically prior aspects of Objectivism. I’ll begin with two quotes:

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Objectivist Ethics – Reality or Illusion

Ayn Rand opened up her thought provoking book The Virtue of Selfishness, a primer on Objectivist ethics, with a question people sometimes asked her. Why do you use the word selfishness to denote virtuous qualities of character, when the word antagonizes so many people to whom it does not mean the things you mean?

She said for the reason that makes you afraid of it, which is obviously a bold statement. Of course, we need to understand that she was referring to rational selfishness, not the irrationality people normally associate with selfishness.

Let’s discover if the Objectivist ethics are reality or illusion.

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False Morality of the Hive Mind Mentality

Today I noticed a billboard that had the following: “Does your vote reflect your morals?” At first glance it might seem reasonable that an individual should vote according to his or her moral principles. At second glance you might realize…this could be dangerous to the liberty and freedom of someone who lives by a different moral code…especially if this person sees through the illusions of the Hive Mind Mentality.

You might wonder…

How we determine if a system of morality is conducive to the needs of an Objectivst Warrior…or if it is based on myths, illusions and faulty principles? Continue reading “False Morality of the Hive Mind Mentality”