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December 2006 -- The fall season ushers in Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and, this year, Ramadan as well. Winter brings Christmas and Hanukkah. Spring takes us to Passover and Easter. And those are just the highlights of the holy days marked by the Old Testament–based religions. Throw in their minor milestones (Purim, Pentecost); add Hindi, Buddhism, and a few other faiths to the mix; and you have a year-round sacred calendar.
Editor's Note: Gen LaGreca appeared on CNN Headlines News on February 11, 2008, in response to interest in this article.
March 2008 -- Too many Americans are losing the ability to take care of themselves and are instead looking to the government to run their lives for them, in the tax-gouging, liberty-killing system called the welfare state.
Spring 2011 -- Photographer Daniella Zalcman captures a day in the life of entrepreneur Yoanne Magris, a French chef who has parlayed her culinary passion into owning and operating an East Harlem bistro called "Yo In Yo Out." Magris, a whirlwind of productivity, also runs a successful catering business, which includes working three days a week as a private chef for a New York City family. Last fall, Magris competed in the Food Network's popular show Chopped.
Pioneers have a vision of something better.
Winter 2010 -- It’s about 2:30 a.m. when Laurent Prouvost bursts out of the pizzeria into driving rain. He races down Hickory Street after his stolen pedicab, soggy boots clapping against soaked pavement. Already drenched, Laurent’s spent the night pedaling drinkers around the college bar scene. Now, with the rain streaking down his tattooed face he hears himself scream in a thick French accent, “Stop zat cab!” The driver doesn’t stop.
Question: Some people state that logic is not valid, since at some point it breaks down, i.e. the law of the excluded middle does not hold true in cases of self-reference. (For example: This statement is false... no matter whether you agree or not the statement is both true and false.) What is the Objectivist position on this?
Question: How long can one live with Objectivism? Is it only to trade and then finally reach the supreme state of happiness only when you find someone worthwhile to trade with ... what becomes of before and after? How exactly could one trade love?
Answer: You seem to be asking two questions here.
Question: From reading about the Industrial Revolution and past attempts at laissez-faire capitalism, it seems that the latter led to extremely poor working conditions and an environment where the workers have essentially no rights in terms of the workplace. From the Objectivist standpoint, how does laissez-faire capitalism protect workers' rights? How does it combat against the exploitation of the workers? And how does it combat the poor working environments of the Industrial Revolution, as seen in the factories of the time?