Archive for January, 2014

SAT Feb 22 - John Stossel on Ayn Rand and Business

NOTE: Meeting is on the 4th Saturday!

WHEN:
SATURDAY, February 22, 2014 7:00 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:
John Stossel: Ayn Rand and Business
Video from the 2013 Atlas Summit (77 minutes)

LEADER:
Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:
Stossel hosted a panel celebrating the ideas that Ayn Rand championed. In the candid conversation that followed, the panel of business leaders discussed the challenges of business success in today’s environment and the ways in which they have put the ideas of Objectivism to work.

Panelists: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); Wall St. legend Victor Sperandeo; Jay Lapeyre, President of Laitram, LLC and Chair of ION Geophysical; Dan Leever, CEO of MacDermid Incorporated, and Jared Fuller, founder and CEO of Market Aces and tech entrépreneur.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
Will be sent in the reminder email.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
480-516-3281
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QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(c) 480-516-3281
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net

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TUE Feb 4 - TVOAR Chapter 6 Efficient Thinking

When reading, if you think of a discussion question(s), please email it. I will include all the discussion questions in the reminder email on Jan 28. Thanks, Jackie

WHEN:
TUESDAY, February 4, 2014 6:30 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:
The Vision of Ayn Rand
The Basic Principles of Objectivism NBI Lecture Series
by Nathaniel Branden

DISCUSSION LEADER:
Jackie Hazelton

READINGS:
Chapter 6, Efficient Thinking
by Barbara Branden
Pages 149-179

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
Will be sent in the reminder email.

WHERE:
Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
480-516-3281
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QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(c) 480-516-3281
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net

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SAT Jan 18 - What Activities are Immoral? Recycling?

WHEN:

SATURDAY, January 18, 2014 7:00 PM Arrival Time

TOPIC:

TOS Blog from 11/26/2013 Recycling Worthless Garbage is Immoral

http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/blog/index.php/2013/11/recycling-worthless-garbage-is-immoral/?utm_source=TOS+Commentary+&+Announcements&utm_campaign=9df672b301-December_1_2013_Blog_Commentary12_1_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e1a126b97-9df672b301-315674357

LEADER:

Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:

During my years of leading Objectivist discussion groups, I have heard various activities labeled as immoral such as smoking, overeating, being overweight, declaring bankruptcy, giving blood, watching TV, … and now the latest, recycling.

Quoting Ayn Rand, “The Objectivist ethics holds man’s life as the standard of value—and his own life as the ethical purpose of every individual man.” (VOS p. 25)  But wait you say, ethics only applies to your relation to other people.  If you were a Robinson Crusoe living alone on an island, you could eat as much fish and coconuts and be as fat as you wanted.  Not so says Ayn Rand, “You who prattle that morality is social and that man would need no morality on a desert island—it is on a desert island that he would need it most.  Let him try to claim, when there are no victims to pay for it, that a rock is a house, that sand is clothing, that food will drop into his mouth without cause or effort, that he will collect a harvest tomorrow by devouring his stock seed today—and reality will wipe him out, as he deserves; reality will show him that life is a value to be bought and that thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it.”

We will be discussing how Objectivists should judge what is moral and what is immoral.

WHERE:

Jackie & Lyman Hazelton’s Home
480-516-3281
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QUESTIONS:

Jackie Hazelton
(c) 480-516-3281
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net

RSVP:

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BRING:
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