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Rational Self Interest

Reconceiving the Idea of Selfishness

Peter Schwartz | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

In the realm of ethics, no characteristic is more widely condemned than selfishness. Practically no one challenges the premise, which we're all taught from childhood, that acting for one's own benefit is morally tainted, while sacrificing for the benefit of others is the essence of moral virtue. It is considered self-evident that selfishness is evil.

To Serve Society

Robert Reich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Shared values are the essence of a society. They fuel not only acts of valor, such as those of the 19 young firefighters in Arizona, but they also motivate people to become teachers and social workers, police officers and soldiers, librarians and city councilors.

100,000 'Atlas Shrugged' DVDs Promote The Wrong Thing

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Ayn Rand's polemical 1957 novel "Atlas Shrugged" deals in her pet beliefs: the strength of a market economy, the value of reason, and above all, stone...