FOLLOW BOREME
 
TAGS
<< Back to listing
Ayn Rand on love and happiness

Ayn Rand on love and happiness

(5:32) American/Russian philosopher Ayn Rand, an influential exponent of deregulation, sat down with Mike Wallace in 1959 to discuss love and happiness.

You can comment as a guest, but registering gives you added benefits

Add your comment
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
nsavoidscivilliberty nsavoidscivilliberty (1198 days ago)

To honor Ayn Rand, the poor, disabled, uneducated, unemployed, under-priveledged and homeless could finally gain virtue by benefiting others as bait on hunting and fishing expeditions by the self-centered 0.01% who endowed Grover Norquist to ensure candidates win if they pledge to a vision of reducing government, "to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

ReplyVote up (142)down (102)
Original comment

To honor Ayn Rand, the poor, disabled, uneducated, unemployed, under-priveledged and homeless could finally gain virtue by benefiting others as bait on hunting and fishing expeditions by the self-centered 0.01% who endowed Grover Norquist to ensure candidates win if they pledge to a vision of reducing government, "to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Casey Casey (1196 days ago)

And yet you have the biggest most powerful govt. imaginable and, as Rand and others have noted, that power is directed AT you not for you. As your beloved govt. gets larger so do the poor, the uneducated, the unemployed etc. and you want to make it even bigger? How does that work? You are fast losing your basic rights to a myriad of govt. organisations, new business start ups are at an all time low due to over regulation, taxes, compliances, etc. the national debt is skyrocketing and technically most countries are broke, bankrupt, pension schemes are vastly underfunded same with social welfare, Medicare Medicaid etc. your living in a dream world and reality is about to bite.

ReplyVote up (113)down (114)
Original comment

And yet you have the biggest most powerful govt. imaginable and, as Rand and others have noted, that power is directed AT you not for you. As your beloved govt. gets larger so do the poor, the uneducated, the unemployed etc. and you want to make it even bigger? How does that work? You are fast losing your basic rights to a myriad of govt. organisations, new business start ups are at an all time low due to over regulation, taxes, compliances, etc. the national debt is skyrocketing and technically most countries are broke, bankrupt, pension schemes are vastly underfunded same with social welfare, Medicare Medicaid etc. your living in a dream world and reality is about to bite.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
nsavoidscivilliberty nsavoidscivilliberty (1196 days ago)

The US government has become a profitable public pacification contractor for large chemical refiners, pharmaceutical, agronomical companies, defence contractors and Wal-Mart. but it isn't the root cause of the low level of small business startups. You obviously are not amongst the one million who have viewed Nick Hanauer's TED talk, two million who have viewed Richard Wilkinson's TED talk or the 16 million who have viewed the Youtube video on Wealth Inequality in America. Insufficient capital is the most pervasive cause of small business failure regardless of how high or low the level of new business startups.

ReplyVote up (116)down (96)
Original comment

The US government has become a profitable public pacification contractor for large chemical refiners, pharmaceutical, agronomical companies, defence contractors and Wal-Mart. but it isn't the root cause of the low level of small business startups. You obviously are not amongst the one million who have viewed Nick Hanauer's TED talk, two million who have viewed Richard Wilkinson's TED talk or the 16 million who have viewed the Youtube video on Wealth Inequality in America. Insufficient capital is the most pervasive cause of small business failure regardless of how high or low the level of new business startups.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Casey Casey (1196 days ago)
Latest comment:

You're right, I haven't seen either of those TED talks. But let's look at the reasons fôr insufficient capital being the cause, of which I'm not convinced but could see that being the case as in my own case the cost of starting a business in most big govt. countries, America, Australia, etc. are prohibitive due to taxes, compliances, regulations etc.. The biggest by far user of capital these days are govts. They compete for the pool of money, that is savings, that is normally used for business start ups. The more taxes imposed and the more interest rates go towards zero the less money there is to go around. The more money spent on wars, borrowed from the future to pay entitlements today etc. the less is for businesses to borrow.

ReplyVote up (115)down (106)
Original comment
Latest comment:

You're right, I haven't seen either of those TED talks. But let's look at the reasons fôr insufficient capital being the cause, of which I'm not convinced but could see that being the case as in my own case the cost of starting a business in most big govt. countries, America, Australia, etc. are prohibitive due to taxes, compliances, regulations etc.. The biggest by far user of capital these days are govts. They compete for the pool of money, that is savings, that is normally used for business start ups. The more taxes imposed and the more interest rates go towards zero the less money there is to go around. The more money spent on wars, borrowed from the future to pay entitlements today etc. the less is for businesses to borrow.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
TheBob TheBob (1197 days ago)

Aah yes - apparently she spent the last 8 years of her life claiming welfare benefits while she had half a million dollars in savings.

There's nothing like consistency

ReplyVote up (137)down (100)
Original comment

Aah yes - apparently she spent the last 8 years of her life claiming welfare benefits while she had half a million dollars in savings.

There's nothing like consistency

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Casey Casey (1196 days ago)

Her position was that there is nothing wrong with claiming back that which you were forced to pay into, whether you like it or not. Quote...

"...the victims, who opposed such laws, have a clear right to any refund of their own money—and they would not advance the cause of freedom if they left their money unclaimed, for the benefit of the welfare-state administration."

clearly no hypocrisy and completely consistent with her philosophy.

ReplyVote up (129)down (112)
Original comment

Her position was that there is nothing wrong with claiming back that which you were forced to pay into, whether you like it or not. Quote...

"...the victims, who opposed such laws, have a clear right to any refund of their own money—and they would not advance the cause of freedom if they left their money unclaimed, for the benefit of the welfare-state administration."

clearly no hypocrisy and completely consistent with her philosophy.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
nsavoidscivilliberty nsavoidscivilliberty (1196 days ago)

The majority of American agreed that there is virtue in government welfare or it never would have started. Ayn Rand's belief that government welfare is lacks virtue and her justification for extracting it despite no need for it indicates she and you can be as equally parasitic to society as the laziest poor person.

ReplyVote up (111)down (112)
Original comment

The majority of American agreed that there is virtue in government welfare or it never would have started. Ayn Rand's belief that government welfare is lacks virtue and her justification for extracting it despite no need for it indicates she and you can be as equally parasitic to society as the laziest poor person.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Casey Casey (1196 days ago)

Like many things the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The real toll of the welfare state, like Greece is finding out, and soon most, if not all others, is just around the corner. Governments are broke all over the world, printing money(in effect stealing from future generations, where is the virtue or morality in that?) to pay for current obligations. Wether Rand needed it or not is beside the point, she was consistent in her beliefs and acted accordingly.

ReplyVote up (130)down (118)
Original comment

Like many things the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The real toll of the welfare state, like Greece is finding out, and soon most, if not all others, is just around the corner. Governments are broke all over the world, printing money(in effect stealing from future generations, where is the virtue or morality in that?) to pay for current obligations. Wether Rand needed it or not is beside the point, she was consistent in her beliefs and acted accordingly.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
Guest: (1196 days ago)

Correction. The majority of law makers -- not tax paying citizens -- agree America should have a welfare system.

ReplyVote up (98)down (108)
Original comment

Correction. The majority of law makers -- not tax paying citizens -- agree America should have a welfare system.

Add your reply
Submit as guest (your name)

Copy code captcha


Submit as member (username / password)

CANCEL
RELATED POSTS
Trump's Brand is Ayn Rand
Trump's Brand is Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand: I would never vote for a woman president
Ayn Rand: I would never vote for a woman president
Ayn Rand on love and happiness
Ayn Rand on love and happiness
John Oliver - How is Ayn Rand still a thing?
John Oliver - How is Ayn Rand still a thing?
Ayn Rand - In Defence of Capitalism
Ayn Rand - In Defence of Capitalism