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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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Robert Nozick, "On the Randian Argument," in Socratic Puzzles (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), pp.
that serf-sacrifice is his highest moral duty") Still, the filmmaker understood his movie's potential for ginning up anti-government (and likely anti-Obama) emotions and he urged the right to make room for Randians in their coalition, despite their atheism, which often alarms religious conservatives.
72) But, the telling blow against libertarianism, for many, came from the enormous popularity, in book sales at least, of Randian Objectivism.
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A brilliant, independent, hard-working entrepreneur exemplifies all of the Randian virtues to the highest degree.
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One does not need to be a Randian to appreciate her accomplishments - a simple narrative of her life allows admiration without discipleship.
This article investigates the distinct character of Randian constitutionalism and how it may have been inspired by American discourse on constitutional values.
In the institutions of the European Union, which were designed by and for bureaucrats and lobbyists, I see Randian scenes being played out every day.
If Collier sounds vague at some points, criminally obvious at others, and frequently like an Ayn Randian reactionary, he reveals himself in the final chapter to be a disciple not only of Jefferson but also of John Kenneth Galbraith.
What about the Randian texts that Boonin discusses there?
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