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Another from Politix: Illegal Aliens

Politix had another interesting questions today: Is it ok to call undocumented people illegal aliens?

Here is my answer:

Hmmm…

illegal – forbidden by law or statute; contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, etc.
alien – a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization; a foreigner

So, an illegal alien is a foreign born person residing in a country under conditions contrary to, or forbidden by, law. This sounds

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Tit-For-Tat in Immigration

The website Politix is sometimes a good source for ideas for posts. Today a question popped up in my email asking about whether the fact the immigration to Mexico is harder than to the United States concerned me, with the possible answers of Yes, No and I’m not sure. When you vote you also have space to either endorse someone else’s comment or to put in a comment of your own explaining your vote.

I voted no, and posted the following:

The United States should be basing its policies, on

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4 Podcasts for June 9: Apply Rational Principles to Your Life

Here are the podcast I try, and mostly succeed, to listen to each week. Most discuss applying rational principles, not always strictly objectivist, to issues of everyday life.

Philosophy in Action: Responsibility and Luck, Chapter Two

– Dr. Diana Hsieh continues the discussion of her book Responsibility and Luck. This session covers chapter two which deals with some of the common proposed solutions for the problem of moral luck.

Philosophy in Action

– Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins answer questions, applying rational principles to everyday life. This week they

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Podcast Roundup – October 14

Here are this week’s episodes from the Objectivism related podcasts I try to listen to.  They are all great sources of information and insight on applying objectivist principles to everyday life.

The Objectivism Seminar

  • Free Market Revolution: The Immoral Entitlement State

Philosophy in Action with Dr. Diana Hsieh – A Rapid Fire Q&A Extravaganza

  • Psychological egoism and determinism
  • Current situation in Washington, D.C.
  • Having online-only friends
  • Favorite character from an Ayn Rand novel
  • Standing up to a snide remark from your boss
  • Preppers
  • When would you (Diana) immigrate to another country?
  • Are parents overprotective today?
  • Should children be forced to socialize with others if they don’t want to?
  • Reality TV show between libertarians and socialists
  • Is the force in fraud the withholding another’s property?
  • and more!

Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s Podcast – Episode 291

  • Part 2 of a debate between Dr. Peikoff and Yaron Brook on immigration.  You can find the first episode here.

I have also been listening to recorded lectures available from the Ayn Rand estore.  This week I have been listening to:

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Podcast Roundup – October 7

Here are this week’s episodes from the Objectivism related podcasts I try to listen to.  They are all great sources of information and insight on applying objectivist principles to everyday life.

The Objectivism Seminar

  • Free Market Revolution: The Regulatory State and Its Victims (Part 2)

Philosophy in Action Radio with Dr. Diana Hsieh

  • Timothy Sandefur on Occupational Licensing Versus the Right to Earn a Living

Philosophy in Action with Dr. Diana Hsieh

  • Do corporations have rights?
  • Psychological egoism vs Ethical egoism
  • Dealing with a professor’s objectionable views
  • Deduction from Axioms

Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s Podcast – Episode 290

  • Part 1 of a debate between Dr. Peikoff and Yaron Brook on immigration.  Can hardly wait for part 2 next week.

I have also been listening to a variety of lectures available from the Ayn Rand estore

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