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The Peikoff Podcasts

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Every other week, Dr. Peikoff answers questions about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. His podcasts focus on human relationships, career, moral issues – not technical philosophy or practical politics. On alternate weeks, Dr. Yaron Brook answers questions on politics, economics, foreign policy.

The podcasts are available by single questions or as full episodes.

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I borrowed over $150,000 from a business partner who recently passed away. His wife wants me to pay her back the money with interest. I cannot stand the woman and I am under no legal obligation to pay her what I borrowed from him. Would it be immoral not to pay her?
2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: August 10th, 2015
Duration: 02:20
Topics: Morality
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To YB: Why should rational Americans have an interest in what happens in the Middle East? Is it because we are worried about terrorism or is it because there is oil in the Middle East?
3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: August 3rd, 2015
Duration: 02:56
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To YB: Why does Objectivism endorse the military as a legitimate function of government when military service is inherently altruistic?
6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: August 3rd, 2015
Duration: 01:33
Topics: Government
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To YB: To what extent, if any, was the European colonists’ treatment of the indigenous peoples of America immoral?
6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: August 3rd, 2015
Duration: 03:29
Topics: Morality
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To YB: Why do you say we don’t learn from experience, when our ideas are shaped by our experience?
5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: August 3rd, 2015
Duration: 01:44
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