Early adopter and long time Rand associate Barbara Branden passed away yesterday, 12/11/2013. I would highly recommend her course “Principles of Efficient Thinking.” I have heard it said that the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life. If that is the case, Ms. Branden lived amazingly, and certainly improved mine as well. I knew her through objectivistliving.com, where she was a delightful contributor. She will be missed.
- "The basic political principle of the Objectivist ethics is: no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. No man——or group or society or government—has the right to assume the role of a criminal and initiate the use of physical compulsion against any man. Men have the right to use physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. The ethical principle involved is simple and clear-cut: it is the difference between murder and self-defense." - Ayn Rand
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