Saturday, August 20, 2005

Rational Egoism

This post doesn't specifically relate to media.

This morning, I watched part of a lecture on abolishing anti-trust laws. The proponents were Ayn Rand objectivists stating that rational egoism is better than altruism, because it hinders innovative businessmen and aids those who are less innovative.

I take issue with objectivism's ethical stance that man is the end within himself. I have many altruistic beliefs in my worldview, but we do seem to accomplish more when we are egotists. This is in quantity though and not necessarily in quality.



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