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Why Selfish Princeton Students Have No Reason to “Give Back”

Just why does selfishness require us to “give back” to others? Have we stolen our success from them?

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Deadline extended! Preview the Fall 2014 issue of TU Print!

The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the end of October!

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We’re Now Taking Orders for the Fall 2014 Edition of The Undercurrent!

The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep at the start of October!

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Ending the Debt Draft: Don Watkins Speaks out about the Welfare State’s Burden on Young People

The Undercurrent is sponsoring a debate between Watkins and Howard Schweber (of the University of Wisconsin and The Huffington Post) on the topic “Is the welfare state just?” on April 1st. Visit the site above or www.itsyourlifeownit.org for more information on how to watch the debate live online.

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We’re Now Taking Orders for the Spring 2014 Edition!

The newest edition of The Undercurrent is now available to order, and will arrive on your doorstep in the middle of March!

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“Rethinking Selfishness: Ayn Rand’s New Conception of Egoism,” a lecture by Dr. Onkar Ghate

Dr. Onkar Ghate’s lecture explores how Rand challenges us to radically reconsider our beliefs about right and wrong.

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Reclaiming the “Self” in Self-Esteem

Any attempt to uphold “selflessness” as a moral standard guarantees the erosion of your self-esteem. . . . To attempt to live by a “selfless” moral code is to become, in effect, your own worst enemy.

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Who Suffers the Most from a Morality Concerned with Suffering?

Government policies aimed at alleviating unqualified “suffering” . . . reward those who deserve to suffer. . . [and] create undeserved suffering for those who are trying to succeed.

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Free Minds and Free Markets: An Interview with Don Watkins

WATKINS: The basic difference between our book and most political books is that ours is philosophic. We try to get underneath today’s superficial debates, and tackle the important issues that will determine the direction of this country.

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Critics of Romney’s Private Equity Work are Morally Biased

The White House also pushed GM into closing down many dealerships as a way of cutting costs. Yet critics of Romney do not attack Obama for “downsizing.” There is a double standard deeper than politics at play here.

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