Ayn Rand


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Ayn Rand

A philosopher and novelist closely associated with beliefs in limited government and in free market capitalism. Strongly individualist, Rand opposed most policies that directed any individual effort toward a collective goal. This led her to become an opponent of most social programs geared toward reducing poverty; she also opposed anti-trust laws, which she believed violated free market principles. She had a strong influence on future Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. She lived from 1905 to 1982.
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With the addition of A Companion to Ayn Rand to the slowly growing corpus of scholarship on Objectivism, (8) we can perhaps at last get beyond both glib, ill-informed dismissals of Rand's work and the polemical tone of some of her writing.
This is, of course, an oxymoron, since Ayn Rand was a total unbeliever, condemning any form of religion, including the Jewish religion of her parents.
In it Ayn Rand argues that the rational, purposeful, and creative character of the human person is reflected in the act of material production.
Aviatik's unhappinesses, I can only say that I took my brief description of the premises of Objectivism directly from the Ayn Rand Institute website, and that the evidence for her self-delusions is extensive, from multiple sources, and meticulously documented in both biographies.
Burns, a political scientist at the University of Virginia, makes the most of her unique access to Rand's personal papers at the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California.
Objectively Speaking is copyrighted by the Ayn Rand Institute and edited by Marlene Podritske and Peter Schwartz.
This condition certainly characterized Ayn Rand, who was an outsider by birth, by personality, and by ideology, even as she embraced the values of her adopted country.
Berliner, who informs us that the term "libertarian," while once "honorific," was "taken over by anarchists and others whom Ayn Rand characterized as 'hippies of the right'" (60).
in Dodd Hall and will feature a panel that includes Kevin James, host of KABC-AM's (790) Red Eye Radio, and Yaron Brook, president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.
Controversial philosopher and successful novelist Ayn Rand was the subject of posthumous biographies by Nathaniel Branden and Barbara Branden.
John Locke, Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, and many others-including me, the author of Individuals and Their Rights (Open Court, 1989)--have made a serious attempt to provide basic rights with their philosophical foundations.
Greenspan has been influenced by Ayn Rand and by Milton Friedman, the Nobel Laureate.