Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Good News

I see via HBL that an Objectivist organization-Ayn Rand in India-is taking roots in that nation. Right now there are discussion/study groups in three cities, Pune, Mumbai and Delhi. For more information click here.

The spread of Objectivist ideas can't happen fast enough. The Hitler and Stalin wannabes are rising to the top of the political spectrum everywhere and are taking notes on what the current crop of statists are getting and not getting away with. So the spread of rational ideas in India, however modest, is a very good thing.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Blogroll additions Sept. 09

It's time for another blogroll update. I like doing this because the growth of objective, rational blogs pleases me.

First is Erosophia where Jason has posted a link to the essay by Dr. John Lewis at Cap Mag titled "Suppose auto insurance were made to be a right," and where Megan posted on "The emptiness of environmentalism."

Second is Bathtub Gin Brigade where Michael Labeit posts on "Private Factor Ownership and Effective Government."

Third shall be "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" at which Matt posts a 1 1/2 minute video of security guard Cheeks telling protesters this ain't America any more.

Fourth is Rachel at Brass in Pocket who has a good essay on why it's a bad idea to turn to religion in search of justice.

Fifth to be added is Reepicheep's Coracle where Kelly has an insightful look at "Children's Needs and Selfishness."

The sixth addition is The TK Lounge where TK has a post near and dear to my heart, how the press discredits science.

Seventh is MGTutoring where Michael Gold presents a rational perspective on education and has a great painting and a post on the poor philosophy of teacher training.

Number eight is Art, Love & Philosophy at which I liked the acrylic art displayed.

Nine is A is A the blog of cedrac who posts on the "Importance of Amazon's Kindle 2"

Tenth, I want to recommend the site of sculptress Sandra J. Shaw.

Eleventh and last for today is Principled Parent, an Objectivist and blogging mommy.

Happy reading!

Friday, September 04, 2009

On the Other Hand...

I was once told by an acquaintance that a man should always try to be the best in his field. Since I partially disagree with this, since a man should be the best he can be within the context of his ability and education, I decided to challenge his point with a little satirical devil's advocacy. I responded with "Oh no! Don't you know that it's always the second mouse that gets the cheese?"

Anyway, in that light hearted vein I recommend this piece at Live Oaks.

(It certainly shows how ugly spectator sports--and by implication ordinary life--would be.)