History Literature / AtlasShrugged

24th Sep '17 5:48:28 PM nombretomado
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%%To be clear, this page is about describing ''Atlas Shrugged''. If you wish to evaluate it, please feel free to contribute to the review section. No [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complaining about philosophies you disagree with]], please.

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%%To be clear, this page is about describing ''Atlas Shrugged''. If you wish to evaluate it, please feel free to contribute to the review section. No [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complaining about philosophies you disagree with]], please.
7th Sep '17 12:36:00 PM HawkbitAlpha
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-->-- '''John Galt''' beginning a [[Quotes/AtlasShrugged very, very,]] [[RuleofThree very]] [[CharacterFilibuster long]] [[https://web.archive.org/web/20131203182511/http://amberandchaos.com/?page_id=106 speech.]]

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-->-- '''John Galt''' beginning a [[Quotes/AtlasShrugged very, very,]] [[RuleofThree very]] '''[[RuleOfThree very]]''' [[CharacterFilibuster long]] [[https://web.archive.org/web/20131203182511/http://amberandchaos.com/?page_id=106 [[http://galtse.cx speech.]]
14th Aug '17 8:01:42 PM Tdarcos
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* IHaveManyNames: Francisco's full name is "Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastian d'Anconia."
27th Jul '17 1:20:23 AM MAI742
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** A society which embraces humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by allowing the Fit to naturally rise to roles for which they are suited, and the Unfit to perish, will be a Utopia wherein the worthy survivors shall be happy and free.

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** A society which embraces humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by allowing the Fit to naturally rise to roles for which they are suited, Worthy, and the Unfit to perish, will be a Utopia wherein the worthy Fit and Worthy survivors shall be happy and free.
26th Jul '17 10:12:11 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Also, in most versions his task ends when Heracles builds him some pillars to put it down on while still technically holding it up. While they had a deal going this wasn't part of it, Heracles was just being generous. It's fairly obvious why the story doesn't go there.
22nd Jul '17 4:13:04 PM MAI742
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** A society which attempts to go against humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by trying to keep the Unworthy from dying and elevating them to roles for which they are Unfit will inevitably fail (see above).

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** A society which attempts to go against humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by trying to keep the Unworthy from dying dying, and elevating them to roles for which they are Unfit Unfit, will inevitably fail (see collapse because a government powerful (and foolish) enough to save the Unfit is also powerful enough to destroy that society with its inefficiency and corruption (which it inevitably shall, see above).
22nd Jul '17 4:06:55 PM MAI742
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** A society which attempts to go against humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by trying to keep the Unworthy from dying and elevating them to roles for which they are Unfit will inevitably fail. This is because the Fit elements will be exploited into extinction by the selfishness of the Unfit.

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** A society which attempts to go against humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by trying to keep the Unworthy from dying and elevating them to roles for which they are Unfit will inevitably fail. This is because the Fit elements will be exploited into extinction by the selfishness of the Unfit.fail (see above).
22nd Jul '17 4:03:07 PM MAI742
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** You can only be happy by being moral; being just and honest are requirements for a happy life.
** Governments can never fix socioeconomic problems, they can only create them.
** A society which demands self-sacrifice (altruism) above self-love will collapse because eventually there aren't enough people left to sacrifice themselves.
** It would be possible to create a happy and free society, but only without without altruism.

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** Happiness primarily or solely comes from doing things for yourself, not for others.
** You can only be truly happy by being moral; being just and honest are requirements about wanting to do things for a happy life.
primarily or solely for yourself, rather than pretending to care about others.
** Governments can never fix socioeconomic problems, they can only create them. This is because government is a collective entity dedicated to altruism: people are naturally selfish and individualistic, so the people who staff it will always act corruptly and inefficiently to benefit themselves.
** A society which demands self-sacrifice (altruism) above self-love attempts to go against humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by trying to keep the Unworthy from dying and elevating them to roles for which they are Unfit will collapse inevitably fail. This is because eventually there aren't enough people left the Fit elements will be exploited into extinction by the selfishness of the Unfit.
** A society which embraces humanity's selfish and individualistic nature by allowing the Fit
to sacrifice themselves.
** It would
naturally rise to roles for which they are suited, and the Unfit to perish, will be possible to create a Utopia wherein the worthy survivors shall be happy and free society, but only without without altruism.free.
12th Jun '17 7:04:20 AM MAI742
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ayn Rand genuinely believed that economics worked as the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies 'Austrian' school of philosophical 'economics']] assumed that it did through the use of axiomatic logic ('Praxeology') without reference to the study of the real world. In the book this is how economics works, so one of the its Aesops is that industrial society would collapse if those who collected economic rents from the population and corporate welfare from the government ever decided that they didn't want that money:

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ayn Rand genuinely believed that economics worked as the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies [[UsefulNotes/EconomicTheories 'Austrian' school of philosophical 'economics']] assumed that it did through the use of axiomatic logic ('Praxeology') without reference to the study of the real world. In the book this is how economics works, so one of the its Aesops is that industrial society would collapse if those who collected economic rents from the population and corporate welfare from the government ever decided that they didn't want that money:
12th Jun '17 7:03:33 AM MAI742
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ayn Rand believed in "free market fundamentalism", so one of the book's Aesops is that industrial society would collapse if those denounced as exploiters actually listened and left society:

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ayn Rand genuinely believed in "free market fundamentalism", that economics worked as the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies 'Austrian' school of philosophical 'economics']] assumed that it did through the use of axiomatic logic ('Praxeology') without reference to the study of the real world. In the book this is how economics works, so one of the book's its Aesops is that industrial society would collapse if those denounced as exploiters actually listened who collected economic rents from the population and left society:corporate welfare from the government ever decided that they didn't want that money:
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