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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Take Heart in the New Day

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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Self-Actualization – Conquering the Illusions of Progressives

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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Speak Your Mind – Even if Nobody Likes It

Are you afraid you will offend people if you speak your mind? Does that cause you to keep your opinions to yourself?

Of course, there are times when it’s best to remain silent. An intelligent person recognizes the power of silence. You don’t want to spout off opinions that have no substance. You want your words to resonate with power and authority. A Master Sales Pro knows listening gets more results than talking.

President-Elect Donald Trump speaks his mind…whether anyone likes it or not. And people criticize him for it. Regardless, he won the election over that “outstanding” candidate Hillary Clinton. Makes you wonder why Hillary didn’t receive more flak. She’s always willing to speak her mind…even when she’s telling an obvious lie.

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Money Tree, Gold and One World Money

Do you ever dream about coming across a money tree? Well, I’m going to have to bust your bubble. Damn…I can’t do that either. The Fed owns the only money tree and the largest monetary bubble. Unfortunately, for many people…one day the Fed’s tree will go bare and the bubble will burst. When, where and how…nobody knows.

Easy Money Addicts, the Money Tree and the Mogambo Guru

I was feeling particularly low, having sunk into a sloppy, self-pitying, tequila-fueled, drunken introspection after (again) failing to achieve blissful Nirvana, this time per my wonderful new (“Why didn’t I think of it before?”) theory, which is to finally attain true transcendence through sheer, strict gluttony.

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Trump’s Scam or Dealmaking Ability

You might wonder what’s going on with Donald Trump. He appears to be backtracking on some of his campaign promises. Did he run a scam on the voters…or is he tuning up his dealmaking ability.

Robert Ringer states “He (Trump) instinctually adapts to changing circumstances as he goes along, because his focus is on results rather than the petty little stuff that the media gets so twitterpated about. With that in mind, perhaps he’s just humoring the Radical Left and all this is nothing more than an “Art of the Deal” head-fake strategy. So, at least for now, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.”

Well, let’s see if we should give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Donald Trump – Enemy of the Fed?

Mastering the Social Maze means you understand the Fed attempts to block you from achieving financial independence. It exists to feed the greedy aspirations of the Elite and its Soldiers…at your expense.

Here’s Ron Paul reporting from Laissez Faire Today “President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged that, while his business benefits from lower interest rates, the Fed’s policies hurt most Americans.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump also promised to make audit the fed part of his first 100 days agenda. Unfortunately, since the election, President-elect Trump has not made any statements regarding monetary policy or the audit the fed legislation.”

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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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Human Action and Objectivism – Weapons of the Warrior

The science of Human Action soars as a deductive system that starts its reasoning with the actions of individuals. Objectivism stands tall as the philosophy of rational self-interest. It presents us with a solid, integrated system for living. Although there exists some differences in the epistemology (the theory and origins of knowledge) of Human Action (Praxeology) and Objectivism..these marvelous tools of knowledge are closely inter-related. Both realize…all thought begins with the lone individual. The Objectivist Warrior knows…the two disciplines supply him potent weapons for Mastering the Social Maze.

He considers Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand as the “Dad and Mom” of enlightened self-interest. Mises’ magnum opus “Human Action” reigns as the masterpiece of praxeological reasoning. Ayn Rand’s great philosophical masterpiece “Atlas Shrugged” soars as the Objectivist Bible. Although, I’m not sure if she would react favorably upon hearing…I connected the term “Bible” to her integrated system of logic and reason.

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Economic Policy of Donald Trump

As you read every word of this report you will become stunned at what I reveal. It’s time for us to perform an analysis of the Economic Policy of Donald Trump.

Trump, Government and Business

Trump possesses a vision of building a magnificent new infrastructure…a one trillion dollar dream. Now that’s the way we expect an entrepreneur to think. Unfortunately, for him there are cause and effect relationships to consider. He’s not running a corporation or private business. The investors in his grandiose scheme happen to exist as taxpayers. These hapless men and women will pay the bill by way of a massive inflationary environment. That’s not exactly the kind of economic policy people will embrace.

You can expect Wall Street and the political establishment to love it…at least at first. Stocks could soar and politicians will profit from their boondoggles. Eventually the piper demands payment. The artificial boom descends into a bust.

It’s an illusion to believe he can run the government on business principles. Trump doesn’t realize free enterprise business depends on profit and loss statements to determine success and failure…while bureaucracy has only bureaucratic rules and regulations to guide it. Let’s allow Ludwig von Mises to explain it.

Bureaucratic management is management bound to comply with detailed rules and regulations fixed by the authority of a superior body. The task of the bureaucrat is to perform what these rules and regulations order him to do.

Bureaucratic management is the method applied in the conduct of administrative affairs the result of which has no cash value on the market. Remember: we do not say that a successful handling of public affairs has no value, but that it has no price on the market, that its value cannot be realized in a market transaction and consequently cannot be expressed in terms of money.”

It doesn’t appear Trump will succeed with his business mode…because sound economic policy and bureaucracy don’t go together.

A Good Entrepreneur Can't Exist as a Bureaucrat
                                               A Good Entrepreneur Can’t Exist as a Bureaucrat

Still, if he can cut the government down to the size of a midget it will be a job well done. Unfortunately, the Elite and its Soldiers will oppose anyone who tries to stop their reign of plunder and confiscation.

Illegal Immigration

Donald Trump appears ready to tackle the illegal immigration problem. He gained popularity taking a firm stance on the issue. We admit that illegal immigrants receiving government benefits sticks in one’s craw. However, weren’t our ancestors the equivalent of illegals? There’s a gigantic difference between immigrants who add value to our economic system and those who subtract from it. Does the cost of cracking down on illegal immigration exceed the benefits? We need a yes or no answer to that question.

In a “60 Minutes” interview, President-elect Donald Trump said he planned to immediately deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants who “have criminal records” after his inauguration next January.

What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump told “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl, according to a preview of the interview released by CBS. “But we’re getting them out of our country. They’re here illegally.”

Is Closing the Borders Reality or Illusion?
                                                   Is Closing the Borders Reality or Illusion?

Obviously, no one wants to have vicious criminals terrorizing innocent people and committing property crimes. We must ask “How much will it cost to secure the border? Is it feasible? The taxpayers must realize…they will foot the bill, which could cost up to $500 Billion. Ouch! Economic policy must weigh the cost versus the benefits. As mentioned…that’s almost impossible to do.

Eliminating NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico designed to remove tariff barriers between the three countries.

You might wonder if NAFTA is good or bad economic policy.

According to Economic Collapse News “Trade agreements like NAFTA and TPP do nothing to advance free trade. They’re just government-managed free trade agreements that benefit certain groups and states through backroom globalist deals. As Laurence Vance says “Free trade is only threatened by government intervention.”

We should have figured that members of the Elite and their Soldiers would come up with bogus trade schemes. Think about it. Do you sign a trade agreement when you go shopping or out to eat?

Trump wants to place American Workers first. Apparently he forgot the marketplace is international. Tariffs and trade wars lead to fewer sales, decreased profits, unemployment and economic decline.

The old saying attributed to 19thcentury French economist Frederic Bastiat “When goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will” explains the reality of trade restrictions.

Military Spending, Tax Cuts and Estate Planning

You would think by now…people would like to eliminate war-mongering. Unfortunately too many men and women live with mind-sets of prejudice and intolerance. Their negative emotions cause them to strike out at others. It doesn’t seem like war will ever end. The politically correct crap guarantees violence will increase.

Trump wants to increase military spending. That ‘ll cost the good citizens another $1 or $2 trillion.

What can you do? Enya sang the song “Once You Had Gold.”

Once you had gold,enya81052-bt
Once you had silver,
Then came the rains
Out of the blue.
Ever and always.”
Always and ever.
Time gave both darkness and dreams to you.

I hope you get the point. You’re going to have to take care of your own economic policy.

Trump wants to reduce the tax brackets from seven to three. How this will work nobody knows. Who will benefit the most? Congress could cut tax rates as early as next year.

Here’s an idea for you. Let’s eliminate all taxes…so the government can go out of business. Well, we can dream, can’t we.

Conclusion

Seize your power from the Elite and its Soldiers. They stole it from you. Take it back. In Chapter 2 of the book “8 Dynamic Weapons for Conquering Life’s Illusions” it is stated “When there’s extended economic hardship and market downturn you must be very careful to scrutinize and discriminate between truth and falsehood. You gain an expanded awareness when you see through the social and monetary illusions presented by the Federal Government, the Federal Reserve System, zombie corporations and people who support corrupt institutions. You must deal with your illusions sooner rather than later; otherwise they turn into epic delusions that collapse and crush you, demolishing your world view in the process.”

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

P.S. We’re off for the Thanksgiving weekend. See you next Monday November 28. We wish you a happy and harmonious holiday.