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Matthew

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High School and College Scholorships
« on: August 08, 2002, 01:03:57 am »

Kinda of off topic kind of on topics: I'd like to tell any high schoolers or college student about some scholorships: http://www.aynrand.org/contests/

There is 3 contests: 9&10 grade, 11&12 grade, and college.
Each one is about a different Ayn Rand book.  You must right an essay on one of several differnt topics about that book.  The prize money is pretty high and I don't sespect to many people apply for this (in comparison to scholorships that give you money just because your not white or you are poor, etc).

I've never read an Ayn Rand book or any book on politics, but I know the link between her and libertarianism.  I plan to get Fountainhead at the library and maybe get myself $10,000.  They give away $72,000 in all and I think they do this every year.
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Re:High School and College Scholorships
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2002, 01:14:35 am »

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I've never read an Ayn Rand book or any book on politics, but I know the link between her and libertarianism.  I plan to get Fountainhead at the library and maybe get myself $10,000.  They give away $72,000 in all and I think they do this every year.


Good luck.  I hope you get the $10,000.  You could use it to go to college in the free state.

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Re:High School and College Scholorships
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2002, 10:20:53 am »


Kinda of off topic kind of on topics: I'd like to tell any high schoolers or college student about some scholorships: http://www.aynrand.org/contests/


I've never read an Ayn Rand book or any book on politics, but I know the link between her and libertarianism.  I plan to get Fountainhead at the library and maybe get myself $10,000.  They give away $72,000 in all and I think they do this every year.


If you're planning on entering this contest, I would not draw too many parralels between Ayn Rand and Libertarians. Most Rand followers and pure capitalists really don't like libertarians. If you want to know the reasons, I suggest reading this thread:
http://capitalismmagazine.com/forum/messages/1/50.html?1025031867
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Re:High School and College Scholorships
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2002, 04:59:04 pm »

While I do like Ayn's books, she is too philosophical for me. What I'm interested in is practical means to achieve liberty and emphasizing the benefits of liberty, not features. As for the Libertarian Party, I see it as a method, not an end to all means. It really is how you live your life on a personal level than any political party. If anything, political parties tend to be more of a problem than a solution.
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Re:High School and College Scholorships
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2002, 01:48:40 pm »

I can't stand Rand.  It takes her 1,000 pages to say what any other person can say in a paragraph...
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Re:High School and College Scholorships
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2002, 08:21:10 pm »


I can't stand Rand.  It takes her 1,000 pages to say what any other person can say in a paragraph...


<LOL> But she says it very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, throughly.

Kinda Like Tolstoy - 'ya either eventually get into her rhythm, or you hate her guts.

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