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PSYCHOTHERAPY VS LIFE COACHINGPsychotherapy, traditionally, rests on the premise that the client has been damaged by some past event(s), and needs to be “fixed” or healed. The concern is with the past and the present. Life coaching rests on the premise that the client...

Nurturing Self-Esteem in Young People

Growing from a young, malleable child into an independent, self-respecting person is the primary human task. Yet it is also the primary challenge, because success is not guaranteed. There are numerous impediments along the way that keep many people from ever achieving...

Who is an Objectivist?

A PROLOGUE TO THE DEBATE For some time, there has been dispute over the question of whether Objectivism is an “open system” or a “closed system.” More specifically, the debate has been whether Objectivism is a philosophical system that can be refined, expanded on,...

The Objectivist Ethics in an Information Age Economy

THE BUSINESS REVOLUTION Some years ago, I wrote that we had reached a moment in history when self-esteem, which had always been a supremely important psychological need, had become an urgent economic need – the attribute imperative for adaptiveness to an increasingly...

Capitalism: The Libertarian Vision

AN INTRODUCTION Individualism is at once an ethical-psychological concept and an ethical-political concept. As an ethical-psychological concept, individualism holds that a human being should think and judge independently, respecting nothing more than the sovereignty...