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The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged

- The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged   In this world, and in the world of Ayn Rand’s imagination, there are two kinds of people: those who live to create, and those who wish to live as parasites feeding off the benefits of those creations. In Atlas Shrugged, she explores what might happen when the creators of the world stop creating; the parasites are left to try to live on their own. The novels that Miss Rand writes always reflect this sort of thing. She writes of the battle between the two types of people as some write of the battles between good and evil....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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The Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged

- The Triumphant Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged     In reading the fiction works of Ayn Rand, one becomes quickly aware of her use of characterization to display a set of mores that apply to a group in today's society she is describing. In Anthem, for instance, even the names hold significance toward the point of the story. The name Liberty 5-3000, a gross smear of the philosophy of her world, becomes The Golden One, and then Gaea in the eyes of the protagonist. This use of a name, a face, to convey the message of a group becomes a common thread through all four of Miss Rand's novels....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living

- Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living         Warning - this paper is not formatted !     Who Is I. In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand provides a well-written explanation of objectivism in a monumental novel about those who hold the world on their shoulders. Her characters are a myriad of individuals, ranging from the highest achievement possible: a human, to one of the most horrid creatures on this planet: a once-human imbecile. She gives the reader insight into the psyche of society and the motivations behind our actions....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged

- The Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged   Freewill is the tenet on which men founded the United States of America, and the glory of "America the Beautiful" stems from the unlocked potential of its people. The callused hands of the laborers sip from the cup of American wealth, not the lazy plowman demanding government help. The inventor's mind synthesizes, theorizes, and designs the American dream, not the indifferent, insolent mechanic. The steel will of the industrialists propels the nation to greater heights, not the selfish arrogance of the beggar....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged     Capitalism, according to John Galt, is "mutual trade to mutual advantage," (Rand Atlas Shrugged 989) or as Adam Smith put it: "[trade] by mutual consent and to mutual advantage." In true capitalism, the economy is strictly separated from the state, just as there is a separation between church and state in the USA. This basic tenet of capitalism describes the only economic system that can be morally justifiable. Communism, fascism, socialism, dictatorships and "regulated capitalism" are all systems that breach upon an individual's basic rights, while capitalism respects and recognizes a man's right to control the product of his...   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]

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Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text

- Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text The process of reading places the author, text, and reader into a dynamic relationship in which, through a fusion of the author's literary vision and the reader's creativity, the text is transformed into an informative and enjoyable experience. This process is especially apparent in the novel form. As the theorist Wolfgang Iser states, a novel must be "conceived in such a way that it will engage the readers imagination in the task of working things out for himself, for reading is only a pleasure when it is active and creative" (Iser 51)....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

- “I swear – by my life and my love of it – that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine” (Rand 979). The last lines of John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged declare the fundamental principle of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Her ideology plays an integral role in her literary pieces, functioning as the motor driving the actions, goals, and beliefs of the protagonists. From the first strains of Objectivism established during her childhood in Russia, Ayn Rand would develop and cultivate her ideas further in each novel, culminating in her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged....   [tags: freedom, bolshevik revolution ]

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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

- • What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. Characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the idea of goodness and what qualities constitute a person who is good and those that do not. It is evident at times with the author’s sarcasm that although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions, that their ideas of good are not quite correct....   [tags: Good vs Evil, Morality, Policy]

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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

- A number of characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the concept of goodness and what qualities constitute a good person and one that fails to meet this definition. It is evident at times through the author’s sarcasm although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions that their ideas of good are not on the mark. In fact, their drive to talk incessantly resolves nothing and devalues the meaning of almost every word. This same group of people hold to the philosophy that there are no absolutes and that no one is really right or wrong, as there is always some middle or “grey” area....   [tags: Conceptual Analysis, Characters]

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Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another [hu] man, nor ask another [hu]man to live for mine. Missing citation… In the United States feminism is often shrouded in two categories, left and right wing, that fall into a spectrum of politics. Most people associate feminism with leftist movements, bra burning and man hating. The movement to many is a collectivist one which sets women together as a unit aiming towards the benefit of the whole. Collectivism is an outlook that places emphasis on a necessary interdependence among humans....   [tags: Feminism, Agency, Hero Worship, Individualism]

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Capitalism in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, displays societal destruction caused by intense government economic intervention. Rand heavily stresses Capitalistic views, however straying from “public good” appeals. On the contrary, Rand views the public good as inconsequential and possibly detrimental when considering capitalism. Ayn Rand varies from Capitalist defenders supporting views disregarding public good and considering competition driven innovation, public works downfalls, and unrestrained governmental control....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_

- Francisco d’Anconia bursts onto the pages of Atlas Shrugged just as “he flew through the days of his summer months,” “like a rocket” (94). Through Dagny’s eyes, Ayn Rand introduces Francisco as larger than, and full of, life—a being of pure joy; a shining beacon of ability, productiveness, purpose. It is no wonder that Dagny expects great things from Frisco d’Anconia. Yet, Dagny is crushed by what Francisco does become. He “changes his course,” leaving Dagny, and the reader, with the question: how could Francisco d’Anconia, purpose and productivity incarnate, a man who, even as a boy, understood that industry is “the most important thing on earth” and that to study a motor is to “[absorb] th...   [tags: Character Analysis]

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atlas shrugged

- Book Review: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand Taggart Transcontinental is not to be excluded on the effects of declining economic situations experienced by the whole country. Dagny Taggart, the vice president in-charge of operations, upon her visit to the Rio Norte Line to inspect the damages it maintains, goes straight to her brother’s office and reports that the line needs immediate attention and for that she has already ordered Rearden Metal to be used for that line. Jim denounced her decisions and actions not just because she does not have authority to make those orders but also Rearden Metal is not yet tried before by others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Movie Analysis : ' Atlas Shrugged And ' Continued With Chapter Three And Four

- We returned to Atlas Shrugged and continued with chapter three and four. Chapter three starts in a bar with Jim and a few of his friends talking about the economy. They are complaining about how it is not fair that Hank Rearden has his own ore mines which he uses to always deliver on time. Everybody else has to wait months or years before they can complete orders. Jim agrees that it is not fair and will use his connection in Washington to force Hank to get rid of his mines but only if they do him a favor by passing legislation that will force Dan Conway of Phoenix Durango to stop operations in Colorado....   [tags: Capitalism, Free market, Market economy, Ethics]

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The Motor Of The World

- The motor of the world Who is John Galt. John Galt is the ideal man. Ayn Rand illustrates the embodiment of the lost virtue—the human mind— in John’s character through his juxtaposition against the modern “man”. In the collectivist society portrayed in Atlas Shrugged, men are punished for using their only method of survival—thinking. John Galt utilizes his mind to create achievements and prosperity. By vowing to live his life only according to his own selfish ends, he earns the right to live freely to delight in this virtue....   [tags: Meaning of life, Mind, Morality, Atlas Shrugged]

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How does Cloud Atlas offer an Interpretation of Marxism in a Highly Technological Society?

- ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ is a slogan popularised by Karl Marx to illustrate a communist society which will produce an abundance of goods and services to satisfy everyone’s needs. It is important to note the significance of differing time periods – Marx wrote in the 19th century, whilst Cloud Atlas was written in 2004. Whilst Mitchell utilises aspects of Marxist theory in his novel; unlike Marx, he explores how pertinent Marxism is to a modern and technological society....   [tags: marxism, cloud atlas, societies]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Sabrina Shrugged '

- There was nothing the three of us could do but sit around in the Medical wing and wait on Hope and Dad to get back. It was killing me. Sabrina was on her laptop and Piper was playing with a deck of cards she had gotten on a different planet. I couldn’t read the writing and I wasn’t sure if Piper could read it or not. It had been a long few days, everything had happened so fast, it’s only been about three or four days since Kai attacked us. “Do you guys think they’re ok?” I ask. “Hope’s physically tough and Kai’s mentally tough.” Sabrina shrugged....   [tags: Debut albums, Mother, 2007 singles]

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The Brillance That is Cloud Atlas

- The Brilliance That Is Cloud Atlas Some authors have the natural ability to enthrall the reader from the beginning, weave plots that are both entertaining and suspenseful, and end the book with the reader asking, “How in the world did he do that?” David Mitchell does just that in his award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas is a science-fiction book that employs six different plots simultaneously yet separately. Mitchell utilizes different settings that span across ages and continents, shapes multiple plots, and alludes to the separate plots to link them together across the novel....   [tags: David Mitchell, book analysis]

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Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot

- Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot Introduction In most of the situation chance to finding victims still alive the rescuers have very short time to find the trapped or missing victims in collapsed structure. The solution for this use technology can make a great help for rescuers. Intelligent mobile robots can be very helpful and efficient tools to speed up search and rescue operation. Rescue robots are also useful to do the job in situations that are dangerous for human rescuers. They can enter into gaps and move though small hole that difficult for human and even trained dog....   [tags: rescue robot, specialized mission]

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Independent Movies: The Cloud Atlas

- ... The third story is about Luisa Rey, a journalist in San Francisco who discovers a conspiracy regarding a nuclear power plant in 1971. But before Ray receives the incriminating evidence, her inside man is killed. She begins to investigate with the help of the scientist Isaac Sachs and the plant’s head of security Joe Napier. Sachs is also murdered and the assassin makes an attempt on Luisa’s life, but Napier steps in and saves her. Together, they manage to kill the hitman and expose the conspiracy....   [tags: film analysis]

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Atlas of Economic Complexity

- Introduction: The book Atlas of Economic Complexity proposes an index that measures how complex an economy is. The index is based on the hypothesis that what a country produces and exports is a measure of its economic complexity. They argue that in order to produce certain products, specific knowledge is necessary and that knowledge has to be in that society and must be channeled efficiently (Hidalgo and Hausmann, The Atlas of Economic Complexity 2011). In their book they suggest that their complexity index is an accurate predictor of future GDP per capita....   [tags: economy, GDP per capita, economics]

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David Mitchells’ Cloud Atlas

- A dystopia could be described as a horrendous vision of events to occur in the near future which can be depicted in David Mitchells’ book, Cloud Atlas, where the author mentions of polluted lands, waters and air (Mitchell, 2004). Such a dystopian wasteland is imminent in Rosia Montana, Romania where a substantial gold mining project managed by Gabriel Resources Ltd, a Canadian firm, might demolish three villages and four mountains, and build up a considerable reservoir for 214 million tons of cyanide waste which is used to extract gold from ore (BBC, 2013)....   [tags: Rosia Montana, Romania]

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Atlas

- Atlas In Greek Mythology, the Titans were a race of giants. Atlas was the strongest of all the titans. His father was titan Iapetus and his mother was the Sea Nymph Clymene. His brothers were Prometheus and Cronus. Atlas was the father of the Hesperides (Daughters of the Evening,) the Hyades, and the Pleiades. He was also the king of the legendary Atlantis. In etymology Atlas means “bearer'; or “endurer.'; An image of Atlas is a person with the world on his back. Also a book of maps is called an atlas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Recommendations To Atlas Electrica - Case

- Atlas Eléctrica recommendation: External strategy: 1) Buy La Indeca and the store chain La Curacao: - Why: To keep market shares and leadership in Central America, deeper market coverage. - How: Take long-term loans - Alternative: It will kill the company if other competitors buy La Indeca (Mabe, Whirlpool, LG, Samsung in Mexico)–they would take market shares from Atlas Eléctrica and by the time wipe out the company from Central America where Atlas Eléctrica has the biggest market shares....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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The World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke

- Until the 1950s, Atlases were mostly comprised of maps that simply show space and place. However in 1953, the World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke’s Container Corporation of America (CCA) with Herbert Bayer, changed people’s notion of what maps look like and what information they contain. Bayer believed, that maps were “a record of time and perhaps even a tool of prognostication.” By the use of Isotypes (International System of Typographic Picture Education), Bayer created an atlas that is universal, therefore allowed viewers to understand complex data more clearly and easily....   [tags: topographic pictures, innovation]

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Ayn Rand And Objectivism By Danil Kolesnikov

- Ayn Rand and Objectivism By Danil Kolesnikov Ayn Rand, a Russian-American philosopher who had influenced Western society in 20th century with her ideas of rational egoism, laissez-faire capitalism, elevation of reason and comprehensive philosophical system called Objectivism. Alisa Rosenbaum (her original name) was born and raised in Russian Empire in the beginning of 20th century. She was from a well-to-do family. Her father was a successful entrepreneur who run his own pharmacy and her mother was an aristocratic woman who took care of their three daughters....   [tags: Ayn Rand, Capitalism, Laissez-faire, Objectivism]

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Two Ideas: Both Wrong, Both Right

- Growing up I was a fan of superheroes. On weekends, I would spend endless hours cemented to the television enamored by courageous animations battling their foes in an attempt to save humanity. I was fascinated, not only by their strength and endurance, but also by their overwhelming intelligence. Somehow, they always made the right decision, just in time to rescue the victim and restore the world to its formerly peaceful state. Looking back, it is easy to see why superheroes are not real. While these programs undoubtedly offered me continuous entertainment, they also lulled me into the mindset that in every conflict, there exists only one right and one wrong answer....   [tags: Perspective, Opinions, Pernkopf's Atlas]

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The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation

- What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This oft-repeated paraphrase of a less-palatable line of Edmund Burke’s has made its way into the modern public vernacular as a call to vigilance against the eternal creep of evil. Yet the question remained: “What is the nature of this evil?” and “What action do good men take in order to prevent it?” In her 1957 Magnum Opus, Atlas Shrugged, the American novelist Ayn Rand put forward the next step in that lin...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Ayn Rand and How Her Works Criticize Collectivism

- ... It says men do not have any moral imperative to each other except to respect the rights of other individuals. Everybody takes responsibility for themselves, and what they do. This oath is the cornerstone of Objectivism. Ayn Rand also uses stories to help convey that collectivism leads to complete turmoil. A tramp told the story of how Twentieth Century Motor Factory failed: "There was one young boy who started out, full of fire for the noble ideal, a bright kid without any schooling, but with a wonderful head on his shoulders....   [tags: individualism vs communism]

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The Roma Issue and the Slovak Republic

- Introduction According to the latest census in 2011 carried out by the National Statistics Office (2011) there were 105 738 Romas in Slovakia, which corresponds to the 2 % of the population as a whole. But this number is really distorting the reality. Carying out a survey on such a huge group of people, the whole country, has its disadvantages and issues. Over 7 % of the population has an unknown nationality, which is almost 400 000 citizens. The estimate of the project ATLAS of Roma communities in Slovakia (2013) the Roma minority comprises slightly over 7% of the whole population of the republic, which is about 402 000 persons....   [tags: geography, statistics, atlas of roma]

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Shrugging Off Positive: Ayn Rand

- ... Ayn Rand is a perfect match for all of these qualities, practicing non-violent approaches, revolutionizing thought processes, advancing the views of society, and remained objective. To begin with, Rand was never a violent person. She was a philosophical fiction and non-fiction author. Rand’s books have sold in the millions, and there is a whole philosophical society dedicated to her philosophy. (De Jesus) Ayn Rand never violently protested or used violence as a means to get her points across....   [tags: individualism philosophers]

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The De-Humanization of America

- In order to understand the writings of Ayn Rand and her belief in ethical egoism, I believe it is imperative we also understand her background and the era in which she was raised. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand witnessed the Kerensky Revolution which she supported and the Bolshevik Revolution which she denounced. She changed her name from Alissa Rosenbaum to Ayn Rand in 1926 – around this time, she also abandoned her Jewish religion and became an atheist. Her family fled Russia to escape the violence and her father’s business was confiscated....   [tags: selfishness, ayn rand, ethical egoism]

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The Remarkable Ayn Rand

- The Remarkable Ayn Rand     "If a life can have a 'theme song' - and I believe that every worthwhile one has - mine is [best] expressed in one word: Individualism." (qtd. in ARI)  This quote from Ayn Rand can be applied to everything she did or thought during her life.  Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand felt out of place in her native country.  She didn't agree with the prevailing ideas of mysticism and collectivism that formed the Russian government and society.  So at age 21, in 1926, she sailed to the United States.  It was in the US that Ayn Rand made a name for herself, and began a new philosophy that would affect people around the world....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Is Manufacture And Regulation Of Laetrile By Tom Beauchamp

- The next article we read was Manufacture and Regulation of Laetrile, by Tom Beauchamp. The article focuses on the Laetrile, which is a preventative drug used to control and prevent cancer but is denounced by much of the scientific community. In the early 1970’s the FDA decided to ban Laetrile but it is still possible to obtain Laetrile from other countries, especially Mexico. As stated in the article, the main controversy surrounding Laetrile is on the drug’s efficacy and on one’s right to manufacture, market, and purchase the product....   [tags: Decision making, Ethics, Liberalism, Patient]

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Anthem: The Process of Liberation

- Anthem: The Process of Liberation Many years ago, I read my first book by Ayn Rand, Anthem. I completed the book in about four hours. At the time, I was not mature enough to fully appreciate Anthem's powerful symbolism. My attitude as I read the beginning of the book was one of indifference and confusion, maturing only later into concern and vigorous interest. This experience began a new phase in my intellectual development that soon led me to read Atlas Shrugged. I then started on Ayn Rand's non-fictional works....   [tags: Anthem Essays]

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John Galt As A Hero And A Legendary Figure

- John Galt as a character in Atlas shrugged is a major force whose every action had a profound and precise impact on the turn of events. For the major part of the book, he was an enigma whose presence was elusive. His name on people’s lips and mythical stories describing him and his exploit further fueled the perception of John Galt as a hero and a legendary figure. He was always working behind the scene until the very end when he revealed himself and got what he had always wanted; the freedom of the mind to function and pursue happiness without inhibition or restraint by bureaucratic extortionists and dictators....   [tags: Perception, Mind, Ayn Rand, Thought]

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Types Of Economic Systems For The United States

- Topic: Types of economic systems Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the variety of economic systems that currently exist today, and to persuade my audience that a free market economy would meet all the requirements for the United States market. Thesis Statement: I advocate that the United States returns back to a free market economy than to remain as a mixed economy, seeing that small and big businesses require less regulations to produce more goods and services for the customer, competition to select the proper candidate that meets the requirements for the job description, and fewer tariffs for companies that desire to transfer from the United States to another country....   [tags: Mixed economy, Planned economy, United States]

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The For The Cure For Aging

- On February 9 2020 I achieved birth. Approximately around this time the cure for aging was just introduced into American Society. However, the cure, at this time, was a controversial subject; given this the US government outlawed getting the cure and as a result mass protest begin to arise as a result of this feat. When I turned five mass protest was already formed which broke into two major sides. Those who supported the cure, and those who were completely against the cure. The two major political parties begin to see this topic as a politically stance and the Democratic party and Republican party begin to take stances on the cure....   [tags: President of the United States]

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The For The Cure For Aging

- Inquiry Project On February 9 2020 I achieved birth. Approximately around this time the cure for aging was just introduced into American Society. However, the cure, at this time, was a controversial subject; given this the US government outlawed getting the cure and as a result mass protest begin to arise as a result of this feat. When I turned five mass protest was already formed which broke into two major sides. Those who supported the cure, and those who were completely against the cure. The two major political parties begin to see this topic as a politically stance and the Democratic party and Republican party begin to take stances on the cure....   [tags: President of the United States]

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How Money Is A Powerful Thing

- Money is a powerful thing. It can make or break a person morally, spiritually, and mentally. The absence of it stifles life and the abundance of it does the same. On the other hand, the ability to make it throughout the shedding of blood, sweat, and tears is empowering. The idea that Francisco d’Anconia speaks on page 412 is very relatable to the world’s inhabitants: “Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.” Francisco d’Anconia’s view of money is perfectly clear, but James Taggart’s is somewhat cloudy....   [tags: Virtue, Morality, Money, Human]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

- The first thing and primary thing that needs to be understood is that government cannot solve the crisis. Only the free market can solve the crisis. The free market is based upon the free will of individuals. First of all, in a free market, not everyone wants a house. Not everyone wants the expense of a house. Not everyone wants the upkeep of a house. Not everyone wants the care and work involved in owning their own home. One of the things that contributed to the housing crisis was the Fair Housing Act....   [tags: Foreclosures, ]

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The Necessity of Selfishness

- Previously, parents quickly taught their children the importance of sharing and considering others’ needs before their own. They expected their offspring to submissively sacrifice incongruent desires and wishes. Parents did not tolerate selfishness from anyone at anytime. Then came the millennials, also called the me generation. The typical millennial, concerned only with his or her own happiness, pursues self satisfaction relentlessly. They only reflect upon their fellow man’s needs when it benefits them....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Marxism vs. Randism

- “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is one of the most famous quotes found in the Communist Manifesto. When compared to a line in Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged, that states, “man- every man – is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others”, I believe that Marx’s quote better fits how society should be. As a whole, the quote promotes philanthropy and contentment, while Rand’s encourages selfishness. To me, the first part of Marx’s quote means that people should give to society the best they can according to their abilities....   [tags: Ayn Rand, Karl Marx]

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The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead

- The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead     The Fountainhead provided and continues to provide a powerful inspiration to the individualist movement in America, and throughout the world. More than any other single work, The Fountainhead revived popular enthusiasm for a way of thinking, and a way of life, that in 1943 was regarded by virtually every sector of intellectual opinion as outmoded. Ayn Rand's courageous challenge to accepted ideas was rendered still more courageous by her willingness to state her individualist premises in the clearest terms and to defend the most radical implications that could be drawn from them....   [tags: Fountainhead]

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Ayn Rand - A False Romantic

- Ayn Rand - A False Romantic The Romantic period at its height extended over just a bit more than a century, from the latter half of the eighteenth century through to nearly the end of the nineteenth century. During this period, a new school of poetry was forged, and with it, a new moral philosophy. But, as the nineteenth century wound down, the Romantic movement seemed to be proving itself far more dependent on the specific cultural events it spanned than many believed; that is, the movement was beginning to wind down in time with the ebbing of the industrial and urban boom in much the same way that the movement grew out of the initial period of industrial and urban growth....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Ayn Rand's We the Living

- Ayn Rand and We the Living       "We the Living is not a story about Soviet Russia in 1925.  It is a story about Dictatorship, any dictatorship, anywhere, at any time, whether it be Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, or - which this novel might do its share in helping to prevent - a socialist America."  These words, written by Ayn Rand herself for the foreword to the 1959 printing of her 1936 novel We the Living, convey not only Rand's direction to the reader to keep in mind the universality of the book's theme, but also her opinion of communism in 1925 Russia and her suspicion that the United States might be headed down the same erroneous path.  During her lifetime, Rand would write p...   [tags: Essays on We the Living]

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Looking for Dr. Fuller

- Looking for Dr. Fuller It's the next to next to last day of English 381: The Personal Essay. We're reading Annie Dillard's Teaching A Stone to Talk and I call attention to a blurb on the jacket by Edward Albee. A student notes asks about another quotation from Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller. She doesn't know who Fuller is, and no one else in the class does either, but the running speculation is that he's a fundamentalist evangelist, a sort of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. I fumble for an explanation of Fuller--architect, philosopher, voice of a generation like Dr....   [tags: Buckminster Fuller Essays]

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Economic Growth

- Economic growth is the most important study in economics today. The first book on economics was by Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations the full title was the Inquire Into The Nature And Sources Of The Wealth Of Nations. “Economic growth determines a countries future, and economic growth in the past determines a countries present as far as it’s material values are concerned.” (Buechner Recording) So every material value of the modern world is a result economic growth in the past, or your standard of living is the result of economic growth in the past....   [tags: Economy Economics Governmental Essays]

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A Rude Awakening : Obamacare Dilemma

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A Report On The Urease Test

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Heracles: The New Jesus

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China: History, Politics and Economy of this Great Country

- China is an East Asian country roughly the size of the United States of America that boasts a history of great achievements. Nestled between Mongolia to the north and India and Vietnam to the south, China has a land area of approximately nine and a half million square kilometers (CIA - The World Factbook -- China). In all, China is bordered by thirteen countries including Afghanistan, North Korea, and the Russian Federation. China is accredited as being the oldest constant world civilization. Records dating as far back as 3,500 years have been collected....   [tags: culture, international relations, foreign]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- The physical items a soldier carries into war may not seem important at first, but they are crucial to the short story “The Things they carried” written by Tim O’Brien. On the surface, the various items are carried along for numerous reasons. Initially, they are largely determined by necessity. After that, they serve partly as a function of rank and field specialty. An item may also present itself as a means of killing or staying alive. Others were determined, to some extent, by superstition. The items also varied according to the mission....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Blushing, Humiliation]

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