Schwartz brings Ayn Rand’s philosophical principles of reason, individualism, and capitalism to the realm of international politics and argues about the futility of having a foreign policy that entails a sacrifice of American interests.
The Letters of Ayn Rand is like an intellectual biography of Ayn Rand.
The Motorcycle Diaries has nothing to do with coming-of-age issues, rather it is a “hippie discovers communism” kind of story.
Execution by Hunger is an important book for offering a glimpse of the horrible crimes committed by Stalin’s communist regime.
Ludwig von Mises’s majestic magnum opus, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, was published on September 14, 1949. In the nearly seven decades since its appearance, Human Action has come to be recognized as one of the truly great classics of modern economics.
Harry Binswanger’s How We Know – Epistemology On An Objectivist Foundation (TOF Publications) is aimed at exposing the root causes of bad epistemology, and bringing clarity to the crucial questions: What is knowledge? How is it acquired? How is it validated? To a large extent, the material that Binswanger has presented was originated by Ayn Rand.
In their book, Equal is Unfair, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook refute the muddled arguments that are being used to drive the utopian vision of income equality. They apply rigorous empirical validation to essay a devastating assessment of the campaign against income inequality, and they show that inequality is the fundamental by-product of freedom and it is a good thing. They point out that freedom, prosperity, and opportunity aren’t guaranteed for all times, and that if the campaign for income equality succeeds, the impact on the country will be overwhelmingly detrimental.
Rules for Radicals is a useful book for those who wish to understand why the leftist politicians speak or act in ways that they do.
Some 95% of my students report that “Atlas Shrugged” is the best book they’ve ever read. No book that I’ve taught comes remotely close to fostering a more robust exchange of ideas in the classroom.
The heart of Professor Kirzner’s argument is that every discovery of a new opportunity is the appropriation of that which had not existed before a human mind had seen the potential in that object. And, hence, the profit earned by bringing that opportunity into existence justly belongs to the creator and discoverer.
Ayn Rand is not going to go away, and neither are her millions of admirers nor the increasing number of scholars now seriously investigating her work. To your readers I respectfully suggest: take a look for yourself. Your youthful admiration for Rand tapped into something good in your soul. It’s time to re-explore — on your own — both that spirit in yourself, and the voice that was given to that spirit by this immensely rich and rewarding author.
Sometimes creative understanding and interpretation of the present and the past can offer insightful suggestions about possible developments in the future.
Professor Williams demonstrates is that apartheid is not an example of capitalism but something much more akin to a mercantilist-interventionist state, in which government bestows privileges, favors, and monopoly positions on a select group at the expense of others in the society.