21 Burst results for "Ayn Rand"

Entrepreneurship Is About Identifying a Need

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:10 min | 3 months ago

Entrepreneurship Is About Identifying a Need

"What is it that entrepreneurs actually do? What is it that makes entrepreneurs different from other types of people? One of the classic works on this subject, and it's kind of rare because if you go to Adam Smith, if you go to Ayn Rand, you see a defense of capitalism, a defense of entrepreneurship, but not an actual description of the lineation about the uniqueness of the entrepreneur. Now, Joseph schumpeter in his book, the entrepreneur does do this. This is why, to me, this is a very important book. And I tested by measuring it against my own kind of entrepreneurial ventures. I remember, for example, when I first concocted the idea of doing this movie on Obama, I met a guy who wrote me a check for a $100,000, but I told him it's gonna take two or two and a half $1 million to make the film and he's like, well, he was a $100,000. Go find 19 other guys to give you the same. I was like, wow. Of course I had no experience in filmmaking. I was known as a writer, a think tank guy. And so I'd go to potential investors who did have the money, but they would look at me as if what? What are you talking about? A movie? What good is that gonna do? How are you gonna get that? How are you gonna even make it? And so this is something that Trump made her talks about. He basically says that the entrepreneur comes up with an idea. And we often think that the entrepreneur needs to have a new invention, a kind of, no, yes, there are entrepreneurs who come up with new inventions and then figure out how to get them out. But ordinary entrepreneurship is you just identify a need. And the need could be very small. It could involve nothing new. It's just what schumpeter calls a new combination. And so for example, the suitcase has been around for a long time. And the wheel has been around for a long time, but roll on luggage hasn't been around for a long time. So an entrepreneur may go, listen, what if I took the wheel? What if I took the suitcase? I stuck the wheels on the suitcase, suddenly it's much easier to get around with your luggage. So something so simple and innovation not an

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

05:12 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"And you know mike. I think that if more people exposed to who is a philosopher as not just as a novelist but it is somebody who who wrote important about important ideas that can affect individuals lives in effect society. You know. I think. I think the world will be a better place. The mold people read her in people. Consider going to walk the more. She is part of the debate and the discussion. You know you hear this. Means that people read atlas shrugged in their late teens early twenties and and they get highly energized about it but no one in the thirties forties and fifties. You know 'cause they're mature they've moved baz. This is that even true. Is there any data to just just spitballing ideas. There should know this truth to that. I mean i think. I think she's particularly popular in a teenager. Early twenties an people drift away from it and my view is that she people respond to that idealism nine-man right the projection of an ideal man an ideal society and were young idealistic. Right the hormones kick in this way of aleutian plays a role. Were looking for on truth. we're not. We're not going to accept payments. Tell us we're not going to accept the teachers. We don't listen to priests were out searching. An rand appeals appeals to those people. Now some of them hold onto that idealism. I'm certainly one of those people. I hold onto those ideals. I never gave them up other succumbed to society the many preciousness society to conform to think like everybody else to come to chabad dinner. Pretend that you're religious or adopt religion and to give up on your individuality. I mean this is the core of morality in my view. Can you hold on to what makes you you. Can you hold on your unique values. Do you conform with everybody. That's an essential question morality. And i think most people give up most people email. In that sense they can form. They give up their own ideals. They walk away and in that sense. Yes i think. A lot of people walk away from iran. Not because they grow out of it but because they grow out of idealism. They grow out of ambition. Maybe this ambitious from money. Maybe there's still ambitious career but they grow up grow out of ambition for building they won't soul and for making this soul the best that it can be. Because that's what. I think inspires a person to do is to be the best that you can be not just materially but primarily spiritual in a in the secular censor spiritually as be the best human being. You can be for you with a nats. What morality teaches it teaches you to to focus on being a good person which means engaging with the truth and being focused on the truth. That's i meant Audio well you're on. We've been going almost. We'll be going over two hours now. I this came about because i had david. Sloan wilson on. He wrote that novel. Atlas hugged and the i man is to contact me and said hey you should have somebody and that presents a pro position but i have to say when i read david. The following passage from atlas shrugged his response was. Oh my god. I totally am inspired by that. This is from john speech in the name of the best within..

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Science Salon

04:11 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"The fallacy objectivism is the belief that absolute knowledge and final truths are attainable through reason and therefore there can be absolute right and wrong. Knowledge and absolute moral and immoral thought and action for objectives wants. A principle is discovered through reason to be true with a capital t. That's the end of the discussion. If you disagree with the principle than your reasoning is flawed if your reasoning is flawed. It can be corrected but if it's not you remain flawed and do not belong in the group. Excommunication is the final step for such unreformed. Heretics daniel brandon rand's chosen intellectual air. Where where he listed the central tenets to which the followers to adhere including quote. Iran is greatest human being. Who's ever lived. That was shrugged as the greatest human achievement. In the history of the world iran ran by virtue of her philosophical genius as the supreme arbiter in any issue pertaining to it as rational moral or appropriate to man's life on earth. No one could be a good objective is to admire iran admires and condemn. What iran condemns. No-one can be fully consistent. Individuals who disagrees with ran on any fundamental issue. Now to be fair brandon was heavily involved in that whole group emotionally. But how do you respond. Common theme you hear. Objectivism is a cult. It's like a religion like christianity. I consider i consider that ridiculous. I mean look I mean the biggest usa with regard to this is it relies on two sources both of women of whom broke with iran both of whom dedicated their lives to smearing her into presenting. Who in a in a in an ugly madison. Yeah i mean. Those books are not objective the nathaniel. But i've been in this movement right you know i would. I mean when i was sixteen. I didn't know there was anybody else. Planet oath dude. Read ho 'cause. I was in israel at the time and There was no internet. There was there was nothing he took me. I got every every.

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Science Salon

04:06 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"That you love that you're passionate about you think you'll be good at or should you do at your mother tells you that's a okay. Yeah so you're defining morality wanna live. That's what morality deals with. What do you wanna live. Not just with other people but with yourself and what kind of career you want to have. All of that is a question of morality but humans were never isolated. Individuals were always members of a group. No one else. Nobody wants to be isolated. We wanna live in a society but the we wanna live in a society where everybody tweets everybody as an end in themselves as an individual who is life is sacred to themselves and who is living in pursuit of their own happiness new own fulfillment for their own version and who trade with one. Another both spiritually and materially and who then benefit because what is a trait or traits win win relationship so who benefit from one another ever expanding the the the the good that in the world around them the good to individuals. But you know it's can't.

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

05:57 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"Achievements of reason. They're not achievement of genetic code. Genetic codes just gives us the capacity not the content so when you deal with ethics you dealing with something that uniquely human altruism in ethics which is a term coined by augustine. Comped the the french philosopher of the nineteenth century is an ethic. That says you shouldn't care about yourself in acting ethically ethics is above being self less completely if you if you helped somebody and you and you thought feel goodbye helping them not ethical because you are motivated by some. Now you don't to me. That is the essence of evil. You mean my life is not important but some strangers life is. How did that come about life. Mind is an animal thing to me now. What does that mean to me. Treating other people. Does that mean that. I should rob cheat lifestyle or maybe i just should ignore them right. I the isolated individualistic goes out on a desert island. Now of course not human beings other the greatest source of joy that i can get Whether it's because human beings produce things like iphones said i benefit from so. I admire the human beings that built this and made this and i can trade with them and get one of them and i said whoa. Thank you apple From making it possible for me to have to spend a thousand bucks to do this. That is worth many many times thousand dollars to my life whether it's a joy of being able to trade and consume products that other people make. Whether it's the fact that i can go and and see michelangelo's david and be awestruck and have a spiritual experience that is unmatched for me at least by experiencing such greatness as agreed sculpture or whether it's sex or whether it's friendship a whether it's all the varieties of love that one can imagine the people in a massive source of value to me and therefore why would they be. Why would i treat other people badly if there's so much of a potential source to me now if somebody's bad if i know somebody's gonna hurt me. Been i am going to stay away from them. See your kids or somebody. His my son's at the door he wants he wants to play. I think at this way that genuine morality Of course i reject the divine command theory to ats. January morality can be explained evolutionary. That it's not enough for me to pretend that i'm a good person And want to be a predictable loyal a group mate and family member. Whatever actually have to feel it. Because if i if i was machiavellian psychopathic and narcissistic the so-called dark triad traits which most people are not fellow group. Mates would catch on to that. So i need to actually feel about helping you. Because that's a good thing and then you feel good about helping me and we have kind of reciprocity so this is the evolutionary explanation basis of friendships and relationships. And so on that you actually have to care about other people. But i think you have a complete wrong conception of morality.

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

05:45 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"You know you. Don't punish the grandchildren for the grandparents. Sin in this case great. Great grandparents so it wrong again. Molly it would not help and look. The other. Point is this and i again. This is not easy to say and and a lot of people will be offended by this but the fact is the gist. Giving money just pouring money into what an unhealthy culture is not going to solve the problem. The black community needs new leadership. New intellectual leadership and i'm glad to see certain intellectual leaders thomas soul obviously You know from way back but Who's been around for a long time but a bunch of young black intellectuals who are advocating a changed culture. that's what they need they. Leadership has betrayed them. I would argue the same about the palestinians. Palestinian leadership has betrayed them. They haven't provided with the guidance to lead them towards flushing life towards a successful like the woods towards wins the good. Sometimes you hear. The parallel argument will germany's paying reparations for the holocaust to israel and the victims of the holocaust families. It there but those people are actually alive. I mean it's you know these are current generations but barely alive. But now i see that. Angela merkel is pain. It should stop there. They're sending reparations to one of their co african colonies. I forget the name of it now for a century for a century ago abuse. At the moment you open that door. I mean how many colonies did germany have. What about belgian in french and british colonies. this is the evil of collectivism. Yeah you're treat germans today as if they're molly responsible for the sins of germans one hundred years ago. It's not the same people and just because they happen to be born in the same nationality doesn't make them morally culpable but something. Somebody else did and reparations mean money out of my pocket goes to somebody that i did not do anything bad to know. I'm not responsible for it..

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

04:13 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"They will women that didn't fight for individuals for women's 'cause they fought for their own happiness and they won't success and they won't prosperity. So i i think i think both left and right many many reasons to dislike iran and they found all those reasons but yes the the politics economics and the ethics ought to call. And you could even go deeper today. I apology with the left. And the rights rejection of reason you mentioned earlier about you know you built this corporation. You made that wealth and then the state wants to take it away from you. Then so how do you counter the argument. Well you didn't really do that You know luck has a big chance you know you were lucky you had two parents instead of one parent or two parents that were educated and sent you to a nice school. Read a lot of books to you or you grew up in a in in america rather than syria or even the genetics. For wanting to work hard. That is being high in conscientiousness high in need of achievement. Not everybody's born with that all the way down to the stuff. Obama talked about with his. You didn't build that you know the public roads. You drove to the university to get your public education on public roads. Google apple both benefit from all of that state including the internet itself which is created by the state So if you're walking around with your copy of atlas shrugged going. I made my own life. It seems to me a reasonable argument to say well not really. You had a lot of help along the way no really. And you know so there's a lot unpacked it so you know. It's an insult to somebody. Like steve jobs. Where i think came from a single family mother whose father was a was a suzanne of from syria so maybe was born unlucky but managed to produce a steve jobs who dropped out of college who has not particularly stood out as as a young man in any kind of way did not. I don't know how much is mother. Read to him or didn't read to him and it doesn't matter because i know under lot of really really bad people will border to parents who read to them into good schools and yet they turned out to be scumbags you know and and and hobo people So what you know. There's the big. There's the big discussion. Out there. In psychology i guess nature nurture.

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

04:21 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"I don't agree with you. About what a decent life is. And i'm not willing to contribute to this project. What happens well a gun comes out. I e the contributor. I go to jail. That's wrong but it's it's not just that it's trying to dictate to poor people. What a decent life instead of assuming also the second yarn i think a lot of listeners will not understand that the links between those two statements. If you don't pay your taxes you'll get a letter from the irs and and then you still don't pay then you get another letter and then a call and then pretty soon you you your drug into court or or you're going to jail for tax fraud and so on and you say i'm not going to jail. I'm not leaving my house. At some point they'll send somebody to police or somebody with a gun and they'll say you're coming out if you say i'm not coming out then. Then there's all government is force everything the government says has to happen and you don't do it. They will use force against you to collect you. Don't pay your speeding fine. You'll go to court. You don't abide by what the court decision. Somebody will come and put you in jail. They will literally physically sold you. That is that's the essence of government. And poke i'm for government not answer non anarchist and yet most of what governments i don't believe in costa cordial. I don't believe in government initiating force human beings so i don't believe in taxes so look it's hope model of human existence that she wants the imposing people and she assumes by way and this is this goes directly to theme of atlas shrugged. She assumes that production just happens stuff just shows up and the producers will always produce no matter. What hope vision is that iphone produced of vaccines produce. Bioengineering still happens even if you take the incentives away even if you take the freedoms away from people from doing it..

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

03:03 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"Your women harshly and you wanna address them up and close where they can't they can't you know be seen. Oh a you have you know. It's it's just the same as the way we treat women that is a travesty an culturally we don't defend what's good about our culture. We don't defend what's good about our civilization when we we don't defend reason boost their faith we don't defend science versus the mysticism. We don't defend our ideas as right as correct versus their ideas which are not if we were confident. If we asserted that i'll civilization was was a good civilization was the right you know. We haven't implemented perfectly we. Will you know the flaws and everything but generally. This is the right direction of history an end. Then if we were confident and assertive in that they would assimilate. I think one of the one of the interesting things that happened. You and covert is is the the vaccine that came out of them is actually a vaccine developed in germany by german company. The company that was founded by two scientists a husband and wife both of turkish origin ruse parents and i it was parents. I think one of them might have even been born turkey but certainly their parents emigrated from turkey an assimilated and become western style. Scientists who actually developed a modern technology. And here they are. You know saving the world right with the vaccine so i don't buy this. They can't assimilate. I don't buy it. I it to the extent that they can assimilate it's fault because we teach them not to assimilate we should be teaching them value of values. You're hinting at this idea of cultural relativism. Which people on the left more than the right embrace since postmodernism that. You can't say that there is a right culture. You can't derive an off from an is Who are we to say whether women should wear a burqa or not and so forth And therefore you're imposing your western imperialist capital is the toll on ideas upon other people. So let's just get right into that. How do you know that that's the right culture. How do you derive Let's say this idea is better than that idea. Freedoms better than slavery is the easiest one but you know scale up from there.

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

05:34 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"Them these ideas. And then of course i am a supporter of of ultimately of opening immigration of of a much more open immigration system than we have today and. Yeah i for a few jews in syria. If you decide that you want to help them come to the united states all the power to you. I don't object to that. Bring to the united states. We should have a much more open systemic and come here and hopefully thrive in a free country so up for the state to make those calls for the state to oblige me because i'm paying for it right oblige me what should be. My obligations is wrong if you have them all if you think you have them all obligation to help somebody helping them wonderful but don't force me let's say i don't wanna help these duties. I want to help the north koreans my stickers north koreans yours is why are you forcing me to participate in what you think is important rather than i can hope north korea. You can help and again. We'd be a lot free at a lot of. I guess they come. Because they're about it be undisturbed guy. What can i do. It takes a government size agency to send the truth. You know the blue helmeted soldiers into to break up the conflict and and do something about it or what i don't. I don't believe the blue shows should be sent in I mean it's sad. What the hoochies To the other way round can't remember but it's tragic. It's it's horrific but it am. I going to send my son. I mean this is again the question. Am i going to say your life should be forfeited so that Hoochies don't slaughter the to sorry. No i mean my life my son. I'm glad he was born in america. Orlando's relatively free. I don't see why that life should be sacrificed for their sake if you wanna if you wanna fund help if you wanna if you wanna provide them with better ideas so they can ultimately reject violence as a means for settling disputes.

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

04:50 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"And everything will start over again the whole cycle so no you have to end it and you save more lives long run but ending it quickly than by letting this go on forever. But that requires proper conception of self interest and a proper conception of self interest in war and a proper conception of self interest in foreign policy. I've written about papa conception of self interesting war i did. I didn't article critiquing just theory called just versus american software. Just people can find it online. And but you know as i said people in power. Don't listen to me well So here's another way. I can see the baby. This is overly simplified. You've got you know. Two guys with a piece of paper does the deed to the same piece of land and the title company is god or the holy book that says this is our land. And there's no way to adjudicate that you can't go to the u. n. or whatever 'cause it's gone that said this is but that would be ridiculous if that were the case that i'd agree with you. Then there's no solution to this but basically what you have an get again. We could spend hours just talking about the history basic. You've got a people who came to a land and bought property bought property from arab landowners from the ottoman empire and then found property that was not owned by anybody because ownership is not collective. Arabs didn't own palestine. Individuals own pieces of land and some land wasn't owned by anybody and they dried swamps and they brought industry and it created a thriving agricultural communities and they built a civilization and a place that didn't have any. It was ruled by the ottomans. Then there was a wall and the british took it from the autumns. And then the british had it wasn't owned by the british he wasn't owned by anybody and again there was land bought a lot of very wealthy jews from europe. Send money to to what was then..

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Science Salon

05:52 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"It's it's just a mishmash of whatever the emotions that are driving the the people state department at the time or american interests so saudi arabia obviously oil north korea. We don't care we'll get anything from them so we can oppress economic sanctions on them. All we want. Hopefully they won't use their nukes but we can't do that to saudi arabia. Obviously familiar h interest with your first of all. We can right now because the fact is quote self sufficient throughout your oil or open. Not only that. Oil is a global market. It's not like saudi. Arabia could exist if it didn't sell the oil if we stop if we said we're not dealing with saudi arabia. Then they would sell off to up and we would buy office. Somebody else i mean oil is is. I mean it's fungible. It's it's not like we get out all directly from saudi arabia by some path but beyond that if we were really about american interest right america first former President called it. Then why did we ever let tell you. Abia confiscate the oil that fench british and american companies discovered in unclaimed land. and since. When do we recognize the property. Rights have a king over his entire kingdom. White is the king of saudi arabia. Owned the oil. I mean. I don't own any oil in texas. Even though i lived in texas right exxon and mobil they own the oil they they draw for it and maybe some landowners in texas owning a property rights respecting government. There with truly self interested. You wouldn't recognize the idea that saudi arabia owns oil of the united states has no self interested foreign policy. You wouldn't know what self interest is hidden in the face. I mean we could go on and on and on just with the contradictions constant non ending contradictions of american foreign policy. You learned leads makes no sense. You would love john. Mueller's new book the stupidity of war. I had him on the bud. Cassie he thinks almost all the wars. We've been involved in. Except the three revolutionary war civil war and world war two disag- complete waste of money. Okay mean other really dumb was willing to a one. What was it. She tens of thousands of american kids died and what we did. We make europe peaceful place. I mean we just set ourselves up for woodward so no. I agree almost all the wars america's afford with exception of those three Sacrificial was kids out. Kids died for no reason. You know one of the things. I say when i talk about. War is never advocate for war. You know willing to look your son in the eye and expect him to volunteer for right. If if you're not willing to do that. Send your own kid into wall. And of course politicians i almost Very rarely particularly this generation of no warriors and was like i come from a country that is constant war. It is in constant war.

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Science Salon

03:16 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"That would be horrible and i. It would boycott the restaurant. And i wouldn't wanna participate and went to bed. People have a right to be rational. Otherwise rights don't mean anything. I just like when you you know you have the right to fee speech and yet a lot of the things that people say we don't like i find a lot of stuff that people say offensive that doesn't allow me to silence them. And any you know a lot of business owners do things i don't like in. And maybe they discriminate in ways. I don't like but that doesn't clued them from doing. It shouldn't preclude him from doing it. And it doesn't preclude me from saying i'm boycotting you. I'm not. I'm and i'm gonna put a big sign in front of your thing and i'm going to. I'm going to demonstrate. Oh i'm going to do something to let the world know that you're wotton human being you know so so again. Collective action can be done this kind of idea that we can. We can together change something. It can be done without government using using a gun it can be done through voluntary means and i think the more we will end government the dumber. We get the lisp Personal responsibility. We have the more. We just assigned stuff to the governor. Forget about it and don't take up causes for ourselves and fight for the things we believe in. So you know i i think government has the opposite impact. I think the rise will recently of racism. Both on the left on the right is to some extent kind of a a counter two years of perceived racism with -firmative action on the one side and And on the other side you know the fact that this inequality is perceived as by definition caused by racism without even considering the real causes all the possible causes of inequality. Do you think slavery would've ended eventually on its own does fallen into disuse for economic reasons or sometimes we need a war. We need the government to come in here. Your example. sometimes. We need military You know they had to just go in. And say or indicates of i think it was Was at eisenhower. Sent the troops into desegregate schools because the alabama governor said. We're not desegregating. The schools segregate. What was it segregation now segregation tomorrow's segregation forever and so sometimes the government has to come in and say we're gonna stop what you're doing because this is wrong. So here's some of my free market fans won't like my answer but the answer is absolutely sometimes you need to go to war and the civil war was just war. It was a war to protect the individual rights of americans Black slaves americans and the right to deserve to be protected and the fact that southern states did not protect. Those rights was a ba- abomination of violation of the at least the declaration of independence. And i think the spirit of the constitution and lincoln was absolutely right and one one should have gone to war to end that. And i think eisenhower sending in the troops when states refuse to protect the rights of black americans is apps over fused..

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Science Salon

03:35 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"Agree. Completely now. pay pal was capitalism's he can't be grudging all his wealth. But certainly tesla completely crony tests led loses money every every quarter if you take out the credits the carbon credits they get from the government And yes you drive a subsidized cau- and and for that matter you drive a cold car because the the the only way to get the 'electricity into your cause by burning coal burning natural gas of burning fossil fuels so you're still burning fossil electronic 'electricity ferry. It's right there in my wall. Just blanket in fear it's free. That's the way people think about it. It's very bizarre. So yeah i mean. We live in a mixed economy. We live with entrepreneurs who at least some of their wealth derived thumb association with government. But to some extent. You have to ask yourself. What's the option in the world in which we live in today where the government has its hands in everything it regulates everything it has. Its hands in all of our pockets. It's very hard to survive as a as somebody who does business without having some kind of dealings with the government whether you like it or not so the counters that without a regulatory state then people will Cheat the system or they'll build subpar Housing structures that fall apart if somebody doesn't inspect them and lean on them to do the right thing so the in if they break the law we punish them or buying them and and so on in or restaurants or stores will discriminate against people of color. Which has happened in the past. And you know. That's the government's job you get in there and say you know as a constitutional right to not be discriminated against in you know had a you know the the second round of civil rights activism followed by state enforcement of those. We'd still be here with jim. Crow laws sure. But i think the key to jim crow laws and into red redlining into most of the kind of systematic racism that existed pre civil rights. Was that the government was involved. I mean it was. The government dropped the lines. It was the government did subsidize some mortgages but wouldn't subsidize the mortgages because of racial preferences and banks and others followed and i think that's true in the celtics. Well now. there was a lot of races. I'm not saying there wasn't racism. Independent of the government. They was but the solution to racism is not violate people's right. I absolutely have a right to discriminate against people even irrationally stupidly immorally in my business businesses. Mind that's the. That's the point of bumpy so think government intervention. There is wrong. It shouldn't be telling us that we can't discuss discrimination in the workplace. Can discriminate in a restaurant any more than it should should be able to tell us that. We can't discriminate home. Clearly we can. Clearly we do discriminate based on. I don't if i communist in my house. i don't even fascist to my house. Maybe they're afraid to tell you tell they should be afraid to tell your instead of the restaurant only serving whites. Let's say it's it's a restaurant today. Serving non tran if you're trans. You can't come in here. And of course people would lose their minds and the government would step in..

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Science Salon

03:38 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"Amount of doses given only government can do that. The only gonna care. I think is is is dramatically flawed and completely mistaken insurance companies hospitals corporations. I mean imagine. Amazon has fifty thousand employees. They would like to get vaccines quickly. They could have gone dinner and said hey what by the first one hundred and fifty thousand vaccines. We'll pay your premium. Get it to us. So we can vaccinate up our employees and then of course you've got a lot of people who free right off of that or semi fee. Right of that right amazon will sperm agenda used the vaccine music scene will be produced. And then madonna will distribute it to all of us. So no i think i think covert has shown us how incompetent the government is when it comes to crises. Covert think about the testing fiasco. That would have never happened. In a private marconi governed could create a fiasco on the scale of what they did with testing in the united states but even the vaccine distribution was a joke. I mean it was the mechanisms by which they use the fact that in new york city they literally trashed vaccines. Cause they couldn't. They couldn't get them fast enough into the arms of the eligible At least in israel where they don't take too seriously at the end of the day. If there were vaccine left they went out into the streets and said hey anybody wanna vaccine and they vaccinated. Anybody would come in in new york. They followed the rules because they were fines. If you've vaccinated ineligible person whatever the hell that means you you could. You could be fine so no government is incompetent doing these things. These collective action issues. A much better dealt with by collective action undefeated where individuals participate in a group whether it's health insurance of some kind of other voluntary cooperation in order to solve a problem space in the hand line had a a wonderful story short story. He wrote in the nineteen fifties. This nasa and how we could get to the moon quickly and his idea was have a Basically tell the world that whoever gets to the moon. I do have a private individual. Gets the moon first owns studying. Act you fence up any territory. It's yours imagine. If we'd done that and provided an incentive entrepreneurs you get all the mining rights you get all the rights to go from ma from from the moon tomorrow Creek competitive game. You know juice up the competitive juices of of of entrepreneurs and al businessmen. I think we would have got. I think we would have gone to the moon more effectively. We would have maybe stayed there. Instead of just coming leaving we would have develop all these technologies wonderfully and again jeff jesus and an elon. Musk could be much richer because they wouldn't be paying such high taxes and they could be deploying that capital to get us to the malls faster. So i there's no doubt in my mind Private enterprise would get us to the moon more effectively than any other way know. There's a lot of thought experiments going on there. Ilan for example is held up as a model of the capitalist entrepreneur. Yet a lot of his money comes from the government. I mean they they buy and his cars. Tesla tesla subsidize. The state of california gave twenty five hundred bucks and the the federal government gave me seventy five hundred bucks. That's not capitalism..

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

03:19 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"And so you get this almost inevitable growth of government agencies over time how do you put a stop it at her. Slow that growth down. Well i mean ideally you put a stop to it. And i think he'll do a constitution properly written i think the founders in america came close. But it's a fog constitution is a lot of things that could be ridden. Abedin could be done better. We after all we have two hundred fifty years of experience. Now know what the floor onto no bureaucracies grow and how come intervention increases. I mean i would focus a constitution on. I mean there's a lot of things you would have to do in constitution. A lot of them were already there. But one of the things. I we do is had four fundamental separations in the constitution. We already have a separation of church and state really. It should be a separation of ideas. A state that the state should not be involved in advocating for any kind of ideas religious or non-religious. But that i would have a separation of state from economics. The state should not have economic policy. Should have no. Economic regulation should not get involved in economic decision making in business. It should stay out of business. Out of regulation out of any aspect that relates the voluntary transactions between individuals that have an economic nature I just because of the history. I would add a separation. I would separate state from education. The state should in in a in ultimately have no role in education. We'll sending curriculum nolan's sending stand. It's certainly no role in actually supposedly educating our kids and and in a sense indoctrinating them into what the state believes the right ideas. That's part of the separation of ideas from state and finally may be one. There will appeal to you is is separation of state from science. I think the state involvement in science is potentially and in reality a corrupting influence. I think a lot of them the the out of the week grants are given away wet sciences. Supporting what scientists not is being politicized. Democrats likes science and others. Republicans hate some science and government shouldn't be involved. I mean i. It should be left to private individuals to fund science. So if you had those four separations and they were click articulated. Clearly i think at the very least you would buy time. Hopefully you would actually create a situation where the government couldn't grow because it would have nothing to do. There'd be no things for it's actually engaging. Then how do you solve collective action problems like. We need a vaccine. We need vaccines because of this global pandemic and or we need an interstate system or nasa. You know you can't count on jeff bazo sir or elon. Musk by himself. You know creating an entire space program and so on. Well why not. why not. So but let's let's start with. What was the first example. Vaccines i mean.

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

03:43 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"Bureaucrats. Make that you need. Some private company design software. That complicated would not be that hard. And you could do that to so many of the so-called necessarily government services you could you privatize them easily. But you know as i said. Nobody actually listens now. Brad what you just described with that scale up to a country the size of the united states. Absolutely why not. i mean wider. We have become mortar facilities. Where you have to go in and somebody has to take a picture of you and submit forms. Fill them out by hand. Why can't all of abbey automated instantaneously. So there is only one country actually has automated all these processes and that's estonian stony as much smaller country in the us but only scale is problem. I mean look at the scale of amazon or the scale of google of the scale of apple. This is trivial in comparison. This is a tiny little function. And imagine if you actually introduce competition and if you actually made driver's license something that insurance companies required to give your insurance for your call rather than as government Government may government entity Providing you can privatize all of these So-called government functions the only funk appropriate function of government is the one thing that it is instituted to do and that is used force and so government has a monopoly over the use of force. It should have the monopoly over the use of retaliatory force only in self-defense. only to catch crooks and criminals. That's what it's good at. And then a need some institutions in order to figure out what objective laws. What are the right kind of laws and and How do we protect property rights. What is violence. what is an accident. just the the the which is not easy not simple so you need a legal system and you need legislature but all they should discuss out to protect individual rights how to protect us from violence and fraud and leave us otherwise three the market console any other problems devices. So you're echoing nine rand's ideas largely And there's different labels for these sorts of things already. You've said we need a state. So you're not an say. An anadarko capitalist that thinks even state functions like contracts police fire military should be privatized. Absolutely not you know. You could argue about fire. You could argue about certain things but it absolutely not. I think an uncle capitalism is a contradiction in terms. I don't think you can have capitalism. Anarchy anarchy is a state of chaos in which markets don't arise because markets needed rule of law. They need to know that your customers now going to pull a gun and take your stuff. They has to be some stand in that has to be some system of objective laws that everybody understands that everybody knows that people follow and that if somebody does pull out a gun. It was a mechanism to address that to take care of that person. So i absolutely think. Capitalism cannot arise under anarchy. It needs a state but a state that is focused on one thing and one thing only and that is the protection of rights the protection of freedom right. That sounds relatively simple. But the details Mean that there's going to be more and more bureaucrats hired and more agencies for different kinds of things that come up in the complexity of human interactions and specially conflicts..

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"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

Science Salon

05:17 min | 10 months ago

"ayn rand" Discussed on Science Salon

"You can watch a ton of content in a month. Believe me i know i've done it all right. My guest today is your brooke. Who is an israeli american entrepreneur writer and activist. He's an objective. Est and the current chairman of the board at the aisne ran institute where he was executive director from two thousand to twenty seventeen. So i invited. You're on on because i had david. Sloan wilson on the podcast. Who wrote a novel called atlas hunt which was something of a counter to iran's massive tome and considered to be her best novel atlas shrugged and he was fairly critical of it. I push back a little bit but The iran is to contact me and said hey about having somebody on. That's proline rans okay. I'll talk to anybody. Why not and So we talk about Pretty much all the great issues israel in the middle east and he's from there in how objective is would handle foreign conflicts like that and then that led us to talk about wars and To what extent we have a moral obligation to help people in other countries that a by bad luck just born in these awful countries like syria and then we talk taxes. Size of government why conservatives are no more small government at all and it of course liberals the our favorite big government and and what about the welfare state. Don't we have a moral obligation to help people that are say homeless and horror mentally ill alex and so forth What about luck. The role that luck plays in allies. Turn out at as objective as talk about that and Anyway we cover lots of the hot button issues. The black lives matter movement reparations What we all each other. We drill down right down to the foundation of morality. he and i have a very Different definition of reality is different than most ethicists as well. But he defends that quite openly and and So it was really quite a stimulating to our conversation. The please enjoy this conversation with aaron brooke and at the shrugged and nine rand and objectivism. Thanks for listening. Thanks.

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Fed Up With Facebook and Twitter, Some Conservatives Turn to Parler

WSJ Tech News Briefing

06:34 min | 1 year ago

Fed Up With Facebook and Twitter, Some Conservatives Turn to Parler

"In recent months. In years we've seen mainstream social media. Companies like facebook and twitter. Step up their efforts to moderate content on their platforms in some prominent conservatives have said many of those measures unfairly target them and censor their viewpoints on the internet. They've increasingly responded by telling their followers to join them. On another social media platform it's called parlor and its billing itself. As a sort of libertarian. Alternative to twitter or puerto jeff horwitz has been looking into parlor and he joins me now to talk more about it. Jeff things being here certainly alright so for the folks who have been leaving book twitter. Can you just remind us what are their concerns with those platforms. Don't like content moderation very much or at least the way that the platforms are doing it. We should say and this kind of all boiled over the with the election the idea that the platforms would be one fact checking claims about voter fraud. That didn't really pan out but it'd be fact checking them at all and to be labeling the president's own speech and in some cases even restricting the spread of it really got people riled up and so many of them have been turning to parlor instead. It's sort of billing itself as this libertarian version of twitter but what exactly does parlor differently. That sort of appeals to these groups so the first thing it does is it does not moderate content except in very rare circumstances. The team does volunteers right now. So you know whether it even does it under. Those circumstances is kind of tb. Rules are no threatening to kill people and no committing illegal acts by means of the platform. Those two things are out aside from that. You wanna share nude sell fees by all means you want to use ethnic slurs. Go right ahead and this is intentional. Design the back of the hat form. It was launched with the expectation that there would be sort of this radical liberty approach and that even hateful speech would be tolerated and the thing that is sort of really different as well is that the platform doesn't push content at all so facebook and twitter and youtube. They all operate by recommending the best content when we think about things going viral it's usually because the platforms recognized that users responding in such a way that it was gonna meant the content was going to have great interest and then pushed it out to a whole bunch of people. This plant doesn't do that at all so you follow you. Follow you see their posts in reverse chronological order. And that's that so if the platform doesn't determine what people see what is doing that so on parlor. The interesting thing is that they've basically left all of this up to users. It is a user's responsibility to label sensitive about would be pornographic or extremely violent or hate-filled content if they post it and it is also used responsibility to use filters to determine whether they're going to see that so instead of trying to make sure that you know bad stuff doesn't go around the platform which is what the mainstream platforms tend to do what parlour is trying to do is making it so that you don't have to see it if you don't wish to and you giving users more control on that level so again it's just based on putting decisions that have typically been done on the platform level pushing it down to the user level and you mentioned the backers of parliament. Who's behind this. So rebecca mercer is the funder that got it off the ground. I mean everyone involved. Is i think has some very solid libertarian credentials executives with sort of ayn rand ian objectivism credentials or you know sort of bitcoin. Devotees rebecca mercer is the sign of robert mercer. Who is extremely wealthy hedge fund manager. Who has both funded. A whole bunch of very libertarian slash right meaning causes and also was involved with the cambridge analytica situation back in two thousand sixteen so he was funded dot company. Which was we all know. Got into a great deal of mass. Based on their somewhat dodgy business practices and as well obtaining of facebook data in ways that were blessed than orthodox. Got an end. Just how popular is this. Gambit of their how popular is parlor so parlour has gone from around four and a half million users before the election to well over ten men had been around for over two years at this point so they were really actually very slam trying to keep up with the traffic and it certainly didn't hurt that. You had some very high profile folks. Dan bongino the facebooks. Most popular radio hosts very right leaning. Talk show type actually. Owns a stake in the thing and has been pumping this on facebook as well based on the idea that people are irritated about facebook. Showdown groups and You know the stop. The steel effort that they sort of crackdown on and so it's kind of been on the platform itself. It's been getting pushed pretty hard. And that's been a big part of their growth. And i guess the question is does this platform present a competitive threat to the mainstream social media companies. Like could it actually compete with facebook and twitter too early to say. I think that there is a lot of skepticism. I mean people always say they don't want you know anyone else telling them what to thank telling them what to read or recommending content or censoring that they say that however the the history of the mainstream platforms basically was of people who had roughly those ideas themselves who were very much first amendment devotees even though they ran private platforms in the first amendment. Doesn't really apply in the full sense. They really wanted to keep it open for everybody and the problem is is that life gets in the way a and really vile stuff makes other users feel uncomfortable crimes get committed. There's kind of a reason why these platforms have cracked down over time. So i think it's sort of to be determined whether people who are leaving facebook and twitter because of their concerns that conservative viewpoints aren't going to be are being treated fairly are going to like being on a platform where like nude sell. Fees are totally cool. Are a wall street journal. Reporter jeff horowitz. Things reporting thank you.

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Thoughts and Prayers Are Costing Us a Fortune

The Scathing Atheist

03:28 min | 2 years ago

Thoughts and Prayers Are Costing Us a Fortune

"Our lead story tonight after much hemming and Hong about the downsides financial accountability in government, the trump administration reluctantly agreed to release a Herschel accounting of whatever happened to those billions upon billions of dollars entrusted to them under the Corona Virus Aid Relief and Economic Securities Act and confirmed every terrible thing. We assumed about the administration's stewardship of our money, including the fact that they didn't give two shits. If you found out how crooked they're stewardship of our money has bet. But to be fair unless your doctor evil. You'RE GONNA be way off on the numbers. Terrifying Republicans actually argued that oversight of the giant Relief Fund to make sure the money gets distributed responsibly would be an irresponsible west of government mony. Exactly now we don't have all the details because these numbers were released in such a way as to ensure that plenty of outright theft could still happen. Only recipients who received over one hundred and fifty thousand loans were listed, and all we were given was a range so given how much information was made public, if the administration straight up pocketed half of it, we wouldn't know about that yet, but even what we do know is plenty to raise eyebrows like for example. Find out when we get trump's tax returns. Yeah, right right now as soon as the audits over for example, a couple of things to already piss you off. The number of businesses directly connected to members of Goddamn Congress and the trump administration that were approved for loans, or for the fact, that is not the line ran. Institute got sticking. Out of the deal, but the number that really leaves off the page me is the nearly ten billion dollars that went directly into the pockets of clergy. Okay to be fair America's biggest export is being wrong. No. Meat Supply. What you mean. Whatever? I. Say the Ayn Rand Yassin. toot, except in a government bailout apply for government. bailouts lasts yes, just weeping as they did. A hard one. Oh I bet it wasn't for him though because they never meant what they said, anyway in all according to estimates from American atheist, churches receive between six point, two and nine point seven billion dollars minimum. Right now we don't know 'cause. They only released ranges, but keep in mind. The any church got one, hundred, forty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred and ninety nine dollars, or less, isn't on the list. In addition to that another four point eight billion went to private schools, predominantly Christian wants, and you know according to Bucket Supreme Court. That's the same as the church when they want it to be. You there's a bunch of those churches at one, forty, nine, nine, nine nine. teed. Yeah exactly so as American atheist, President Nick Fish pointed out quote in two months. The trump administration has given churches and religious schools more than double the CDC's annual budget and quote. So you know when it comes to corona virus mitigation, the most expensive ticket item right now might actually be thoughts and prayers.

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The Mind Financing The Future

The Portal

06:19 min | 2 years ago

The Mind Financing The Future

"When powerful people use their advantage to engage in new involuntary transfers of wealth safety or freedom from those too weak to defend themselves. The winners are almost always forced to create an idealism as a cover for their siphoning in simpler terms. These idealisms are actually cover stories or bespoke fig leaves which almost exactly fit. The extraction are taking that they are tailored mask once. This is understood. We realized that to test this theory. Each wave of idealism would have to be matched to a highly specific effective confession for an injustice that pervaded the era in which it was found. This concept of idealism as disguising theft is of course an upsetting cognitive shift get is therefore naturally initially difficult to come to see the waves of idealism that characterized each era that we have lived through not as the best of our aspirations for a better world but rather as the photographic negative of the greed of our own ruling classes for example. The idealism of United States competitiveness was everywhere in the nineteen eighties and early to mid Nineteen Ninety S. At that time it seemed to be about the need for all Americans to pull together and get back into fighting shape as a country looking below the surface however it was not really about the need of managers owners and workers to pull together through shared austerity to reinvigorate American industry. Rather it was a false idealism. That instructed organized American Labor to give up hard won gains that were then not matched by comparable sacrifices from the other groups. Once the United States Labor had been sufficiently humbled in attenuated in its power by the Mid Nineteen Ninety S. The drumbeat of patriotic competitiveness gave way to the post National Davos idealism of a world without borders singing the praises of Financial Inclusion Trade Immigration and philanthropy with the Maudlin sediments of nine hundred eighty five. We are the world as its anthem. The purpose of the Post National Movement was not to include those overseas but instead to allow the wealthy of the industrialized world to break the bonds with their fellow citizens of the working class and to access cheaper labor. Pools abroad using far-flung supply chance likewise the idealism of so-called constructive engagement with governments like communist China's would be seen through this lens as the rationalization for ignoring issues of human rights and strategic risk in such a way as to benefit economically in the short-term selling out American interests in the long-term meanwhile back home in the states the techno Utopian perspective that arose dominate. The Bay area of California held. That information just wants to be free and that now. Transparency is king because privacy is dead perversely as you would expect in this theory. This hippie dippy sounding digital vision is exactly what ushered in the surveillance economy as the platforms became not windows but half silvered mirror through which the social media barons learned every intimate detail about their users. These startups turn techno behemoths. Turned the most intimate personal details of our private lives into their proprietary business. Data which was as far from free or transparent as one could possibly imagine the idealism of gender and identity to fits the exact pattern second wave feminism seemed to be about recognizing the intrinsic worth of women in the workforce but it may also be seen as an employer dream to push out the labor supply curve in such a way as to make the previous single breadwinner household require a second income just to keep pace the politics of identity which caught fire in the wake of the twenty ten. Colorado Senate upset are explained largely by economists. Pm Alana's theory. That identity is the cheapest substitute for the Labor Voting Block which demanded far more significant economic concessions. More bizarrely the strange media ritual of pointing the finger of Islamaphobia at anyone who dares ask about a mass murderer in which the killer triumphantly shouts of the hawk. Bar Emits. Bloody and sadistic mayhem may well be about protecting transfer. Payments from oil-rich monarchies while the official admonition to see the Niqab hit job burqa and clitoridectomy predominantly ethnic differences or symbols of female. Liberation is so absurd to go along way towards establishing the need for some theory. Is this to fill the space. The left-leaning idealism of making housing affordable for all that too many bad loans inflated the housing bubble while the right-leaning Ayn Rand Ian Idealism of self regulating markets practiced by Alan Greenspan allowed the banks to privatize gains while socializing the risks losses. The giving pledge to May well be an attempt to keep governments from clawing back unpaid taxes from carefully sheltered fortunes or establishing wealth and asset taxes in a period of radical inequality. In this sense it can be seen as something of a bargain if I promise to screw over my own children for charity. I hope that you will leave me alone and unquestioned to enjoy my vast and carefully sheltered wealth while I'm alive and as we have just seen with the Biden endorsements from Speaker Nancy Pelosi Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and former Senator Hillary Clinton. The metoo movement appears to be less about sexual assault and more about adding a tool for extra-judicial vigilantism which can be wielded selectively or kept sheath according to taste suffice it to say that. Hashtag believe all women has now given way to hash tag believe convenient women so you may ask. Why bring this up now? Well in my opinion what we need now is someone who is not part of any of the official idealisms. Of course that would have sounded quite weird in isolation if I had simply said that we need an anti Utopian to lead us. Wouldn't we want someone envision a dreamer doer hybrid two point the way? No we want someone who is not signed on for any of these horrible anti patriotic charades from either party. Someone who never believed in free trade free markets nationalism housing for all deregulation competitiveness etcetera etcetera. We need someone who is not closed with Jeffrey Epstein who does not possess significant financial relationships abroad. Additionally someone alienated by both the hardline pro-life pro-choice perspectives. Would be perfect for where most Americans are today since the time of Nixon. We've been in an era of predatory idealism with our best impulses used against us from both right and left. It is now time to get back to the hard work of cleaning up from two disastrous generations of failed business people politicians reporters in professors and perhaps most importantly we need to flush our dependence on near totalitarian communist China out of our system before it is too late

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