The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


There is a big poster sale underway in the Cape Cod lounge at UMass.

The student run convenience store promotes people over profits.

Of course the best way to ensure that people have enough to eat is to make it profitable to grow and sell food. In the early 20th century Ukraine was known as "The Bread Basket of Europe" for it's bountiful harvests. Then the Soviets came in and reorganized their agriculture along socialist principles, and the result was one of the most terrible famines in history. Capitalism is simply a system in which productive activity is organized so that people compete to determine who can give the people whatever they want at the highest quality and at the lowest prices. Whoever can meet the people's needs best is rewarded with money, while those who fail to serve their fellow man adequately are rejected by customers and thereby bankrupted. It is not a perfect system, it is merely superior to all others.

Of course I'll bet the students who work at People's Market learn valuable business lessons from doing so whether they're aware of it or not. In any case, it's a pretty cool place. I feel a bit of nostalgia for the joint, since it's one of the few businesses on campus still around from when I attended UMass back in the years that university historians now refer to as "The Stoned Age."

The UMass Bike Co-Op is disillusioned.

The UMass rugby team is getting kinda kinky.

Sometimes life seems so crazy I just wanna smash an ice cream cone into my head.

don't forget to tie your shoes

Hallucinogenic mushrooms cause Hampshire student to get naked in Amherst

AMHERST - Police were called to an Orchard Valley home early Tuesday morning after a college-age man wearing only a pair of socks was observed sitting on top of a picnic table on the outdoor deck.

Officers responded at 2:40 a.m. where they found the naked man who couldn't answer questions about who he was or where he was. The man was covered with a blanket before being placed on a stretcher and then into an Amherst Fire Department ambulance. He was brought to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for evaluation.

Four hours later police and hospital officials determined the man is a 20-year-old student at Hampshire College and that his odd behavior was the result of consuming psilocybin mushrooms.

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