The "What is Money?" Show

The Power of Human Reason | The Yaron Brook Series | Episode 2 (WiM164)

Episode Notes

Yaron Brook joins me for a discussion on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism where we discover how Reason has created progress, freedom, and the pursuit of a good life. This series will loosely follow Ayn Rand's written work "The Virtue of Selfishness."

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OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Morality is Objectively True, Reality Snaps Back at You
00:03:11 The Guide to Human Success is Constant Knowledge Acquisition and Refinement
00:09:52 Discovering Reason Brings Us Out of a Mindless, Dull “Paradise”
00:15:20 Reason Creates Morality With the Choice of Good and Evil
00:18:50 Evil Takes Many Forms: Banishing Access to Truth
00:23:47 How Governments Have Dehumanized Groups of People
00:29:33 NYDIG
00:30:41 For the State to Grow it Must Appeal to Anti-Reason, Fear, and Emotion
00:35:53 Yaron's Concept: Separate State From Economics, Education, Healthcare, and Ideas
00:40:19 Achieving The Hypothetical Concept with Better Ideas
00:47:07 Is the Problem With The State or With People That Don’t Reason?
00:52:11 Pursue Self-Interest Without Overstepping: “Someone’s Success is Not My Loss”
00:56:53 Rand Linked Mathematics With the Formation of Concepts
01:00:00 “What is Money?” Outro

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