> QueeneMUSE@aol.com writes:
> > Of course, it is an ideal: most heros have square jaws, good builds,
> > superpowers and day jobs, and any man/woman who performs all this
> > does it not for personal gain, but for the highest
> > good. (Millionaire Bruce Wayne gets lots of press and he can afford
> > insurance anyway) It is blatant altruism, a no-no on all the
> > neo-objectivists daily to-do list.
I beg your pardon. Some of us on this list are altruists; yea, even "blatant" altruists. Some of us believe in objective morality, not "objectivism", and don't see any distinction between the value of "me" and the value of "someone else".
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