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Triumph over Tragedy: The Tale of Adrianne Haslet-Davis and Hugh Herr’s Self-Dedication

By developing the same self-sustaining virtues, Herr and Haslet-Davis were able to improve their lives tremendously. Yet the virtue we are told to strive for today is not selfish dedication to our own lives, but selflessness.

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The Undercurrent Gains Momentum as 10th Anniversary Approaches

Objectivism is a philosophy about self-development and growth, so Malewski wants TU’s lectures, events, and workshops to be geared toward helping its members and students at large improve themselves. Self-development is what college is all about and why many students elect to attend it.

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Protect the Right to Innovate: Free Uber and the Taxi Industry from Regulations

The only just and fair way to resolve this dilemma is to eliminate regulations on the traditional taxi industry and those on new ridesharing app companies.

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Minimum Wage Jobs are Opportunities to be Thankful For

Current minimum wage jobs are the result of technology and innovation. Workers should be grateful that these companies have created these jobs and use them as opportunities to earn more than a minimum wage.

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A Professor’s Tribute to Ayn Rand is a Dramatic Reminder of the Value of Individualism

Hill recounts a story familiar to many of us at The Undercurrent: how, as a young man, he first discovered the writings of Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. But Hill’s story is one of the more dramatic versions of this story that we’ve heard.

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The More You Offer the More You Deserve: Against the False Justice of ‘Equality’ in the Tech Industry

To run a successful business, an employer has to hire the best and most competent individuals. People deserve a job only if they have skills and knowledge which will be of value to an employer.

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We Should be Active-Minded, not “Open-Minded” about Political Controversies

Rather than lazily accepting someone else’s answers, we need to seek and find answers of our own. The answers might not be easy to find, but answers do exist.

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Pride is a Celebration of One’s Achievements, Not Association with a Group

If gay people want to achieve full liberation from prejudice and to truly defend the rights of homosexuals, they must abandon the notion of collective pride.

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To “Lean In,” Women Must Abandon the False Moral Ideal of Selflessness

Psychologically, some women hold themselves back by believing that they must play the role of “nurturer,” a moral ideal which is reinforced by . . . the baseless philosophical ideal of selflessness.