Mother Jones Quiz "Libertarian or Rapper?"

It’s an article from Mother Jones magazine, so of course it makes fun of Rand. Even if you’re an admirer of Rand’s philosophy (like me), it’s funny if you don’t take yourself too seriously. I have reprinted the questions in quiz entitled, “Libertarian or Rapper?” (online here). The author displays the answers in the article. […]

Making Money

Atlas Shrugged made it to the NYTimes.com in a section entitled, “Quotes Uncovered.” A reader wrote in to ask this question: In Francisco D’Anconia‘s “money speech” in Ayn Rand‘s Atlas Shrugged (the full speech is online at Capitalism Magazine), the following statement occurs: “If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would […]

Keynes v Hayek: Round 2

The continuing debate between the economic philosophies of Keynes and Hayek is being played out in our political discussions about the economy, and the actions that surround them. I have attached Round 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQnarzmTOc) here: This video is a sequel to an earlier version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk). Become a fan! Visit http://www.soulofatlas.com

It’s here! Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 Trailer

It’s here, and WOW! Check this out! Incredible. I’ve already watched it over and over. This movie is going to be phenomenal, and my enthusiasm and optimism is at an all-time high. “To a successful business partnership.” “I’ll drink to that.” Become a fan! Visit http://www.soulofatlas.com

Quotes Uncovered: Making Money – NYTimes.com

Quotes Uncovered: Making Money – NYTimes.com: “In Francisco D’Anconia’s “money speech” in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (the full speech is online at Capitalism Magazine), the following statement occurs: “If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose — because … The phrase “a man without a plan is not a […]

Norwegian Pirate or Prince?

Ragnar Danneskjöld is not, as some have said, a modern-day Robin Hood. Some have said, “Ragnar is just like Robin Hood, but he is stealing from the poor to give to the rich.” I disagree. It is true that he is taking, but not from the “poor” as such. Rather, he is taking back property […]

Ayn Rand and Goldman Sachs

While I can’t say I agree with everything in Ayn Rand’s Objectivism, but I watched a disturbing interview on MarketWatch.com, in which two individuals were speaking in a language that was disturbing, if not unintelligible. First, having worked at Goldman Sachs, I disagree that the culture is characterized by “selflessness.” Second, I disagree that “selflessness” […]

Money and Evil

I came across a blog posting this week entitled, “Money and Evil in the Bible and Atlas Shrugged“. The title was provocative, and the content was worthy of some discussion. What do you think Ayn Rand would have to say about this blogger’s thoughts? I re-read Francisco d’Anconia’s money speak from Atlas Shrugged last night. […]

The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand Meets C.S. Lewis at U. of Penn

Catherine Elvy covered a recent talk at the University of Pennsylvania. Here is an excerpt of her article in the Ivy League Christian Observer. A tumultuous economic climate and move toward heightened government regulation is fueling a resurgence of interest in iconic philosopher Ayn Rand’s influential 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. Mark Henderson also is captivated […]