Speaking of effective perfection,
I'd like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and god.
IMO, Objectivist metaphysics and epistemology are effectively perfect,
I see it as an elitist "philosophy," that widens the gap between they and the poor and less fortunate.
Special Assistant to the Vice-President in Charge of Operation at Taggart Transcontinental. He grew up with Dagny Taggart. His father and grandfather worked for the Taggarts, and he followed in their footsteps. He is completely loyal to Dagny and to Taggart Transcontinental. He is also secretly in love with Dagny. Willers is generally assumed to represent the common man: someone who does not possess the promethian creative ability of The Strikers, but nevertheless matches them in moral courage and is capable of appreciating and making use of their creations.
They cursed persons for wanting unions and told me the hiring process was best served, boss to individual, making it plain the boss could enforce starvation wages, and the employees' only recourse should be to walk away. Anything that smacked of government assistance to the poor was knocked as socialism and denigrated.
I am curious as to why you were banned from Objectivist forums. I have experienced the dogmatism that sometimes goes along with the discovery of Objectivism. I am curious as to what was happening with you. I certainly won't hold it against you, and it might be a jumping off point for some interesting discussions between us.
I only know that when it comes to taking care of the needy they throw out the baby with the bath water. Then make up myths to turn public opinion their way. Same with any program that gets in the way of "their" money.
We are obligated to care or the needy.
DavidIg- OK Fair enough.
Personally, I believe that the preeminent role of government is security, both within and without. You mention the war in Iraq. IMO there is a force "out there" that is hell bent on destroying modern western civilization. If you had the authority, how would you have handled what was going on?
Beyond that, I see no obligation on the part of people who work for a living have to support people who don't.[/color][/b]
If I had the authority, I'd jail most of the US admin and I'd withdraw all peacekeeping forces from thru-out the world.
Quote:If I had the authority, I'd jail most of the US admin and I'd withdraw all peacekeeping forces from thru-out the world.
David- Let us assume that all peacekeeping forces were withdrawn. Thinking into into the future, what do you believe would happen?