Objectivism on the Internet

Friday, May 08, 2009

This week, we were all over the place!

Voices for Reason, the blog of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, reports several appearances by Yaron Brook on PJTV last week. On top of that, other writers for the Ayn Rand Institute are starting to show up there, as well.

You can see Harry Binswanger on YouTube after his appearance on Glenn Beck:

Fellow bloggers Paul Hsieh and Amit Ghate each got editorials published by Pajamas Media. Respectively, they were "Health Care Reform vs. Universal Health Care" and "Questioning the Value of Regulation."

Closer to home, Houston's own Brian Phillips received an Instalanche after using a very interesting statistic to illustrate a point about the relatively free economy America's fourth-largest city enjoys.

Last but not least, Titanic Deck Chairs is hosting the ninety-fifth weekly Objectivist Blog Carnival. We're now approaching two years of solid roundups on a weekly basis. Back when I started blogging, I don't think there were even as many Objectivist blogs as there are features to this week's roundup.

That's good progress, and I'm not sure I would have believed it possible back in 2004 to have come so far so fast.

And now? I'm wondering whether I've left anything out! If so, feel free to leave a comment.

-- CAV


Jim May said...

You forgot to note that Instapundit found Brian Phillips' post right here, and gave you a "Via Gus Van Horn" tip of the hat w/link.

Richard said...

I know that most people who are part of a movement tend to view their cause as the underdog. However, after renewing my interest in Objectivism after a time, I was shocked at how much it seems to have grown. It's almost impossible at this point to read through and keep tabs on all the recent activity.

True, Objectivism doesn't hold a candle to something like environmentalism, but it's real advances should be appreciated. And I definitely appreciate the work of bloggers such as yourself and the above mentions.

Gus Van Horn said...

True, and pretty neat. I decided to check Instapundit apparently just after he posted it, so the first thing I saw was my own name.

Gus Van Horn said...


Didn't mean to skip your comment. It just queued funny.

We don't hold a candle in terms of numbers of people claiming to be on our side, true. But when you consider that we're swimming against the altruist tide as well as against cultural inertia, our progress is, as you indicate, quite remarkable.

And thanks for the kind words.


doug said...

Gus, do you receive updates from The Undercurrent? (Either via their Yahoo Groups, or Facebook). I've been astounded by some of their recent accomplishments, which include having one of their articles linked to by Instapundit, their "Riptide" Project, which inserts TU into campus newspapers, and their "Campus Media Response" project. All of this is well worth checking out. Those who don't already support TU, or know much about it, may wish to consider getting involved.

Gus Van Horn said...


I don't get the updates, but do peruse the feed for your blog.

You're right to toot tU's horn. I do remember Gena Gorlin's article and was quite impressed.


doug said...

Oh, you mean TU's blog. Yeah, good stuff there, too! Just for clarity, Gus: several years ago I stopped working on TU (I just had too much else going on). Anyway, lest you think I was somehow slyly tooting my own horn! :)

Gus Van Horn said...

Thanks for the clarification, and sorry if I made it seem like you needed to make it.

All the same, I did appreciate you mentioning their good work.