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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.
Here’s a definition of selfishness critics attach to Objectivism.
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“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length–and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Does your path have heart? Are you able to take heart in the new day. If you can’t…your path is void of heart.
Have you thought about those unfortunate people who awaken in the morning…desperately hoping dreams of joy and happiness somehow renewed them. Much to their dismay, they unhappily discover their slumbers reinforced their misery?
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Men and women pay lip service to personal liberty and economic freedom. How many actually capture them…reaching a state of self-actualization? The many illusions that permeate the Hive Mind Mentality guarantee enlightened self-interest remains a distant dream. In fact, it’s possible…most people remain unaware an accelerated state of awareness exists. The Objectivist Warrior lives it most of his life.
My main purpose in unleashing Master the Social Maze is to demonstrate self-actualization isn’t just a state…advanced masters reach in their deepest meditations. It manifests as a way of life you can practice on a daily basis. The pleasures of the body, mind and spirit are yours for the taking.
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