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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If anything, the executors of Rand's estate--and the bureaucratic apparatus surrounding the Ayn Rand Institute and its various affiliates and front organizations--seem overly eager for academic respectability, willing to stretch (or shrink) the truth in any number of directions in order to attract the academic attention they so eagerly crave.
21) Smith is quoting Peikoff, Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, p.
The Ayn Rand Institute was created to promote Ayn Rand's philosophy, formally named Objectivism.
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.
Other scheduled events include: screenings of a film adaptation of her novel "We the Living" and of a film biography of Ayn Rand, a student group discussion on "The Fountainhead," as well as talks and panel discussions with Ayn Rand scholars on her literary technique, her role in fighting communism in Hollywood and her philosophical ideas and their relevance to winning the war on terrorism.
Since the release of her best-selling classic The Fountainhead in 1943, Ayn Rand has been a significant influence on American culture.
Roll over, Aristotle, and tell Ayn Rand the news: There is now a middle ground regarding whether and when a human being still exists.
A sampler: wars, empires, television, consolidated schools, homeland security, the metric system, interstate highways, collectivism, day care centers, Wal-Mart, wage labor, gun control, urban renewal, trade agreements, the PATRIOT Act, National Review, Ayn Rand, Henry Kissinger, Nelson Rockefeller, and Hillary Clinton.
Stoltz, who plays Ayn Rand's lover on Showtime's May 30 ``The Passion of Ayn Rand,'' with Helen Mirren, has an extremely divergent career.
Ayn Rand said it best: "What did you do to become an American, just get born?
The website's November 12 launch offers potential bidders catalogs for upcoming sales including the November 18 Ayn Rand auction featuring the prolific late author's personal handwritten manuscripts for "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead".
Incredibly for someone influenced by Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand, and who claims to understand and respect property rights and the free market, Judge Kozinski says that "if the city thinks there should be a private business instead of a private house, it has to make that decision," stating that he doesn't "see who else would make those decisions.