1. In the second installment of Under the Surface, we interview people who
    find that productive work adds meaning and purpose to their lives. Subjects
    interviewed explore the parallels between creativity in art and in business,
    and comment on the importance of loving the doing vs. the rewards that
    result from doing it. Further they comment on how excelling at a productive
    career is a form of self-expression and a realization of the pursuit of
    rational self-interest.

    Watch “Rethinking Selfishness: Ayn Rand’s New Conception of Egoism,” a lecture by Dr. Onkar Ghate to learn more: http://the-undercurrent.com/rethinking-selfishness-ayn-rands-new-conception-of-egoism-a-lecture-by-dr-onkar-ghate/

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  2. Where will tomorrow's Objectivist leaders come from? The Undercurrent is spearheading efforts to unite Objectivist students and foment campus activism. We achieved some significant milestones this last year, but we
    have even bigger ambitions for the year to come. This video outlines TU's plans to grow the Objectivist student movement, particularly by hosting a major outreach conference in the fall of 2014. To make all this happen, we'll need your support.

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  3. Who Sets Your Standards? In the first installment of Under the Surface, we
    interview a range of individuals at various stages of their careers who have
    thought carefully about what it means to set their own standards. Questions
    discussed include: Should we measure our success by our own standards, or by
    the standards of others? Are social prestige and popularity sources of real
    self-esteem? What does it mean to think for yourself?

    Watch “Rethinking Selfishness: Ayn Rand’s New Conception of Egoism,” a lecture by Dr. Onkar Ghate to learn more: http://the-undercurrent.com/rethinking-selfishness-ayn-rands-new-conception-of-egoism-a-lecture-by-dr-onkar-ghate/

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  4. On April 1, Don Watkins and Professor Howard Schweber debated the question: “Is the welfare state just?” Watkins takes the position that the welfare state is not just and Schweber defends the opposing point of view.

    Issues covered in this debate include: the morality of the welfare state and the responsibilities that individuals should have toward others in society. Watch this video to find what effects each opponent thinks the welfare state has on both young people entering the workforce today and those entering retirement.

    (We apologize for the dim lighting. You can maximize your viewing experience by adjusting your computer's brightness settings.)

    To see more events like this, consider donating to The Undercurrent's current fundraiser, aimed at igniting the Objectivist student movement: https://ignite.theundercurrent.org

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