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What are /lit/ 's thoughts about this book? I'm currently

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What are /lit/ 's thoughts about this book? I'm currently reading Dune and I want to know if this book is worth my time.
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If you are a right-libertarian you will probably like it because it confirms your biases. If you are not, you probably won't enjoy it, cause it is not really a good book.
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Your time doesn't seem that valuable if you have to make a thread instead of looking for last week's one. Or the thead of the week before. Not to mention that you're already reading genre fiction anyway. But still, to answer your question, it's a bad book. It doesn't matter if you agree with her "philosophy" or not.
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>>10035843
What's her philosophy exactly?
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Read The Fountainhead instead.
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>>10035863
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laissez-faire
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>>10035873
To much of a brainlet to understand any of that
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>/lit/, please shit on this book
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>>10035872
>read her worst book instead
why tho
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>>10035863
Equal outcomes are objectively immoral
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>>10035793
Guys is Atlas Shrugged supposed to be read as "Atlas shook his shoulders and dropped the world he was carrying on his back"?
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>>10035907
yes
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>>10035907
yes
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>>10035907
Yeah, the core idea of the book is that if policy punishes success too much, eventually people will stop trying to get ahead, and the core pillars of the economy will crumble. I would guess that the main reason it has remained notable is that this was a fairly prescient observation to make about the USSR at the time.
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>>10035907
It's explained in a conversation between two characters. Basically your question should be "What if Atlas shrugged and just dropped the world"? And why don't just do something like this.
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>>10035909
>>10035912
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>>10035924
Pretty nice title tbqh
Is Atlas.........us?
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>>10035934
Depends. Are you a net gain or drain on society? Rand divides citizens into Producers and Looters based on their tangible contributions.
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>>10035879
Triggered?
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>>10035918
It came out the same year as the USSR put the first satellite into orbit ever.
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>>10035958
Especially prescient, then.
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>>10035934
only if you provide your workforce in exchange of money.
a kid, a student, a politician or even a powerfull but useless and corrupted buisnessman dont do anything to mantain society working.
you maybe are atlas, or you may be one day. But some people do much more to keep economy going on like fair and competitive buisnessmans, scientists or investors.
the most important thing is not who Atlas is, but how do the society holds itself. Its not the muscles of the workforce or the autority of the dictators, but the knowledge and the constant evolution of the tecnology.
Without the people who got this knowledge, society falls.
the main teaching is to do not try to enslave this people for the sake of mankind, but to let them be the most free posible for the sake of mankind
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>>10035899
Equal outcomes in terms of what? Status? Achievement? Profit? It could be anything, elaborate please.
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>>10036040
All of it. Objectivism just says that people will get what they earn if society doesn't place obstacles in their way or actively redistribute it. She doesn't hate poor people, but she doesn't have any compassion or empathy for them either.
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>>10036047
Like she was supposed to "earn" daddy's fortune? Funny how she ended up in welfare, and didn't say no to that eh?
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>>10036073
I love people like you, because your argument is so easy to ignore
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>>10036073
>implying daddy wanted his money to be buried with him
>implying she didnt payed for her own welfare
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>>10036100
>>implying daddy wanted his money to be buried with him
I didn't imply that. It doesn't mean that she would have worked in order to earn his money, which makes her whole philosophy subjective.
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>>10036123
It doesn't. As long as you continue to produce, you are moral in Objectivism. People voluntarily giving you money has nothing to do with that.
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>>10036123
consider reading Francisco de Anconia speech about money to understan Rands point of view about rich and dumb people.
Also, you do as you want with your money, if you want to spend it into your son you for sure must have your own reasons. If you dont want your parents to keep the resulting fortune of your work then just give it somenoe else.
also, this subject doesnt have anything to do with objectivity
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