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Welcome to the Western North Carolina Objectivists website.  WNCO is a club for Hendersonville/Asheville, NC-area residents who share an interest in Objectivism. 


Objectivism is the name given to the philosophy of Ayn Rand.  Many people are familiar with the works of Ayn Rand through her best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.  Since the publishing of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, most of her work was devoted to further development the philosophy and its application to people's lives and current events.

If you are not familiar with Objectivism, but can relate to the following quote....

“I swear, by my life and my love of it,

that I will never live for the sake of another man,

nor ask another man to live for mine.”

– Ayn Rand

...you might be interested in learning more about Objectivism and WNCO.

What is Objectivism?

Briefly, Objectivism is a philosophy which asserts that there is an objective reality, that we humans are capable of understanding it, and that, from this, an objective code of values can be derived to guide our choices and actions. You can see a brief introduction to Objectivism on our website by clicking here.  If you would like to learn more, we recommend:
  • Reading the works of Ayn Rand, particularly Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.
  • Check out some of the websites that dig deeper into the philosophy and its relevance to living in today’s world.
  • Or, better yet, contact us to meet and learn more.
What is WNCO?

WNCO is an organization for those in the Hendersonville, NC area who are committed to Objectivism and for those who want to learn more about it.  At this writing, WNCO is in its formative stages.  Various seminars, discussion topics and events will be organized in accordance with the level of interest of members and visitors to events.

You might be interested in WNCO if...

  • You are an Objectivist, are very familiar with Ayn Rand's works and philosophy and ...(more)
  • You are familiar with some of Rand's writings and would like to meet others...(more)

Click here to see the winning video in the recent Ayn Rand Institute's Atlas Shrugged contest.

WNCO Supports Defeat of SOPA and PIPA

Both the US House and Senate have bills to make a serious grab
for controlling the internet with these two bills. These bills are
"advetised" as ways to fight internet piracy, but would seriously
undermine free speech rights and all the fabulous innovation we
hare so used to seeing on the internet.  For a great discussion
on this topic see Jeffrey Tucker's article on the Whiskey and
Gunpowder website.

Health Care Reform Proposal

Do you believe that the health care system in the Unitied States could be improved?  Do you also have that nagging concern that ObamaCare is taking us in the wrong direction and that attempts to modify it are woefully inadequate?

If you do, we believe you will find WNCO's Health Care Reform Proposal a refreshing alternative.  WNCO's Health Care Reform Study Group has issued a position paper
that addresses these concerns.  Click on the "Health Care Reform Proposal", above, to see the entire document.

Western North Carolina Objectivists

  • Meeting like-minded people
  • Discussing ideas
  • Applying those ideas to current events
  • Having fun.