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The Virtue of Selfishness | The Yaron Brook Series | Episode 1 (WiM157)

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 to 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 Introducing Ayn Rand’s Virtue of Selfishness
00:06:00 To Be Or Not To Be: The “Is” and “Ought” On Leading A Good Life
00:09:55 Inducing Principles of Ethics from the Post-Industrial Revolution
00:14:18 A Permissionless Society Creates Freedom and Innovation
00:19:42 Reason Reveals Itself in the 18th Century
00:23:11 The Flywheel Effect of a Free and Flourishing Society
00:29:46 NYDIG
00:30:55 A Moral Life is One That Pursues Self-Interest
00:33:14 Reason is Objectivity: Observe, Deconstruct, Abstract, and Manipulate
00:39:30 “The Price of Freedom is Constant Vigilance”
00:45:45 When Force is Applied Reason Becomes Obedience
00:49:52 An Ideal Society of Operationalized Individual Rights
00:53:26 Rights are the Freedom of Action for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
00:57:09 Living is a Long-Term Project in the Good Place
01:02:37 “What is Money?” Outro

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