Showing posts with label altruism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label altruism. Show all posts

Jaana Woiceshyn: Making Moral Business Choices

On rational self-interest. Having recently concluded teaching an MBA business ethics course, I received unusual feedback from a student. He liked the course but told me that all of it should have been spent on covering the moral code of egoism—rational self-interest—because that is the code he liked the best and considered the most applicable    ... MORE

Debi Ghate: The Moral Meaning Behind Thanksgiving

Thank yourself too.       Ah, Thanksgiving. To most of us, the word conjures up images of turkey dinner, pumpkin pie and watching football with family and friends. It kicks off the holiday season and is the biggest shopping weekend of the year. We’re taught that Thanksgiving came about when pilgrims gave thanks to God for a bountiful harvest.       ... MORE

The Causes Of The Greek Economic Crisis – And The Cure

by Jaana Woiceshyn.  New headlines and news stories about Greece’s looming economic collapse appear daily. This weekend, the National Post has a series of articles on the theme “Greece on the brink.” Some point the finger at the country’s political leadership: “The negotiation game: Greece’s debt crisis a case study in the art of brinksmanship.”  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Bizarre Arguments And Behavior

Deceivers and control freaks.     Some statements and arguments are so asinine that you'd have to be an academic or a leftist to take them seriously. Take the accusation that Republicans and conservatives are conducting a war on women. Does that mean they're waging war on their daughters, wives, mothers and other female members of their  ... MORE

Leonard Peikoff: Christmas Should Be More Commercial

Santa Claus is a thoroughly American invention.    Christmas in America is an exuberant display of human ingenuity, capitalist productivity, and the enjoyment of life. Yet all of these are castigated as “materialistic”; the real meaning of the holiday, we are told, is assorted Nativity tales and altruist injunctions (e.g., love thy neighbor)   ... MORE

Scott Holleran: The Bum, The Cop And The Facts

The moral of the story.     This is about the barefoot Times Square bum bestowed with a pair of boots on a cold November night by a policeman whose act of charity was photographed by an Arizona tourist. The bum, it turns out, was seen last Sunday on the Upper West Side. The new boots, valued at $100, were nowhere to be seen. The policeman,    ... MORE

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - How To Read & Not To Write

Ayn Rand on how to penetrate intentionally unclear analysis with piercing logic. 

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - The Virtue Of Selfishness

Thinking about the virtue of acting in one's own rational self-interest.

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - A System of Selfish Greed

Rand explains the philosophy driving capitalism to commit suicide.