Objectivist Blog Carnival

Welcome to the April 14, 2011 edition of the Objectivist Round Up.

Today’s quote is from Ayn Rand:

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. ~ Ayn Rand

It seems quite apropos to our “budget crisis” and the belief that governments can spend without limit and with impunity.

I hope you enjoy this week’s Carnival!

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Jonathan Akin presents Campus Media Response: Choose High Ground, Not Middle Ground posted at The Undercurrent Blog, saying, “What does it mean to balance protection of intellectual property rights with “societal expectations”?”

Joshua John M. Lipana presents American Thinker Blog: Republicans Need to Get Rid of Collectivism posted at American Thinker, saying, “”Republicans, to a large extent, still do not grasp the justness of Individualism. And this is why they have failed to defeat Democrats when it comes to the political debate. They are still debating the Democrats on collectivist premises.””

Joshua Gregg presents U.S.-Columbia (Not So) Free Trade Deal posted at Persona Non Grata, saying, “It seems that as a result, the Colombian people have become less free.”

Jared Rhoads presents Atlas Shrugged on the big screen posted at The Lucidicus Project, saying, “Last Thursday, we saw the new Atlas Shrugged movie. Here are some notes on what we thought. Your mileage may vary!”

Alex Hrin presents Embrace Reason–Embrace Nuclear posted at The Undercurrent Blog, saying, “What is the lesson we should take from the recent Japanese earthquake?”

Miranda Barzey presents Ayn Rand Did Not Ruin My Childhood posted at Building Atlantis, saying, “A response to the article on Salon.com titles “How Ayn Rand Ruined my Childhood.””

Jason Stotts presents Letter from a Reader posted at Erosophia, saying, “A single letter heartfelt letter can be worth more than hundreds of anonymous readers.”

Kate Yoak presents Healthy eating is healthy living posted at Parenting is…, saying, “Do we isolate our children socially, prevent them from the happiness brought about by sweets and treats when we teach them to eat healthy? Today my husband and I have to make a momentous decision for the future.”

Ari Armstrong presents Expanded ‘Values of Harry Potter’ Addresses Psychology, Government, and Media posted at Free Colorado, saying, “The Expanded Edition of my book, Values of Harry Potter, deals with the psychology, government, and news media of the novels.”

Shrikant Rangnekar presents Kindergarten Chats by Louis Sullivan: Part 1 posted at Shrikant Rangnekar, saying, “Suggested summary (optional): Shrikant Rangnekar is blogging on Louis Sullivan’s Kindergarten Chats at ShrikantRangnekar.com.”

Gene Palmisano presents Moving Forward posted at The Metaphysical Lunch, saying, “Some remarks on the new direction of this blog.”

Scott Connery presents Fiscal Sanity For America posted at Rational Public Radio, saying, “The Republican Party seems to think that 38 billion in cuts is enough. I outline a budget that would not just eliminate the deficit, but would in fact pay off the federal debt in 20 years.”

Paul Hsieh presents The Homer Simpson Approach to Social Security posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, “My latest PajamasMedia piece was on why Social Security is both economically and morally bankrupt. (This one got a nice Instapundit link as well!)”

Diana Hsieh presents Tammy’s Grilled Salmon posted at NoodleFood, saying, “Salmon on the grill can be far easier than pie!”

Valery Publius presents Campus Media Response: Obama, like Bush, Abdicates American Interests in War posted at The Undercurrent Blog, saying, “Is the Libyan intervention really any more justifiable than the Bush wars?”

Stella presents Another gag rule from the FDA posted at ReasonPharm, saying, “Not only does the FDA muzzle companies from speaking about their products, it muzzles journalists, too! This is a frightening attack on our First Amendment rights.”

Rational Jenn presents Parenting Moment of the Day posted at Rational Jenn, saying, “Some reflections on a moment of apology from a child.”

Rational Jenn presents Some Recent Parenting Issues posted at Rational Jenn, saying, “In this post, I share a few examples of some of the parenting issues I’ve handled recently, including helping a toddler learn to negotiate turn-taking and another talk about sex with my 9 year old.”

Julia Campbell presents yucatecan country style pork ribs with pickled onions posted at the crankin’ kitchen!, saying, “This is based on a traditional dish from Yucatán and is served with delicious, easy pickled onions.”

Miranda Barzey presents Spreading Objectivism to Young People: Beyond ARI and What More Needs to Happen posted at Building Atlantis, saying, “ARI has the academic activism covered, but to truly reach young adults, more Objectivists need to step up and fill in the gaps.”

David C Lewis, RFA presents What Is Financial Planning? | Twin Tier Financial posted at A Revolution In Financial Planning, saying, “What is financial planning? What is a financial plan? Not even the Certified Financial Planning Board has a solid definition for what they do. I attempt to construct a definition in this post.”

Jim Woods presents Open Letter to Freddie Mac’s Paige Wisdom posted at Words by Woods, saying, “When employees can not plan for today’s rain, how can they manage complex and long term corporate risks?”

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2 Responses to “Objectivist Blog Carnival”


  1. Jenn Casey

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Scott Connery

    Wow, there’s a lot of new faces this week.

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