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Capitalism: Hollywood's Miscast Villain
Published on : Friday, June 04, 2010
Capitalism always had a bad press. Even in movies, it isn't represented fairly. Movies blame capitalism for all the evils of the society, and capitalists are cast as villains.Much of the anger is due to the conflict between directors, screenwriters and backers.Hollywood, however, is one of the greatest successes of captalism, writes Alex Tabarrok in The Wall Street Journal.
Plug the damn hole!
Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2010
The American president Obama, enraged by the oil leak, ordered to plug the hole.This is the same old tactic of politicians. But, creative minds don't take orders. This issue reminds us of Kip Chalmers issuing demands in the Atlas Shrugged, writes Tom Bowden in The Voices Of Reason.
Against Censorship
Published on : Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The ban on pornographic websites is just a symptom of a much larger ideological problem. Our individual freedoms are at stake. Today they ban pornographic sites. Tomorrow they might ban ideological websites and books. What begins with a pornographic website ends with a philosophical treatise.
The first couple of Objectivism in India: Tara and Govind Malkani
Published on : Monday, October 05, 2009
Govind Malkani, 77, passed away in Bombay (Mumbai), on September 26, 2009. Together with Tara Malkani, they had hosted the Ayn Rand Club of Bombay for over three decades. Many of us had an opportunity to develop our understanding of objectivism, at this club. This is an acknowledgment of the intellectual debt to the Malkanis, writes Barun Mitra.
Selfishness on the Sports Field
Published on : Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Players who put their team ahead of themselves are considered ‘selfless’ and ‘heroic.’ However, those who pursue their own interests at the expense of their teams are branded ‘mean’ and ‘selfish.’ So, must we conclude that in certain circumstances in the sporting arena selfishness is not a virtue? The truth is that situations in the sporting arena where the success of the team depends on someone surrendering their personal glory, don’t at all conflict with the virtue of selfishness, as identified by Ayn Rand, writes Amar Gujral.
The only path to tomorrow
Published on : Sunday, July 26, 2009
Here is an article titled penned by Ayn Rand and printed in the January 1944 Reader’s Digest. Rand writes: Men have been enslaved primarily by spiritual weapons. And the greatest of these is the collectivist doctrine that the supremacy of the state over the individual constitutes the common good. Collectivism is not the “New Order of Tomorrow.” It is the order of a very dark yesterday. But there is a New Order of Tomorrow. It belongs to Individual Man — the only creator of any tomorrow’s humanity has ever been granted.
When we walked on the moon: Why are we on the mud?
Published on : Friday, July 17, 2009
The world is marking the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Today, "entrepreneurs are creating the infrastructure that will make us a space-faring civilization and should provide the paths back to the Moon and onto Mars", writes Edward Hudgins in The Atlas Society.
Moonstruck: Why Ayn Rand Would Have Mourned The Death Of Space Exploration
Published on : Friday, July 17, 2009
July 20, 2009, marked the 40th anniversary of the man's first landing on the moon. Ayn Rand was invited by NASA to witness the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969. “[T]his spectacle was not the product of inanimate nature . . . ” Ayn Rand wrote. “[N]or of chance, nor of luck . . . . [I]t was unmistakably human—with ‘human,’ for once, meaning grandeur." Erika Holzer, a former associate of Ayn Rand, explores what Rand may have thought of the world today.
Growing interest in Ayn Rand in US universities, despite detractors
Published on : Thursday, July 16, 2009
An article by Jon Marcus in the Times Higher Education website gives a good insight into just how popular Ayn Rand is becoming in American Universities. He talks about the changing attitudes towards Ayn Rand and some of the initiatives that have recently been launched to popularize her ideas.
Boost In Sales Of ATLAS SHRUGGED . . . But Why ATLAS?
Published on : Sunday, May 17, 2009
“Reading nonfiction,” she told us, “is mainly an intellectual exercise whereas fiction involves the reader in a personal experience. It’s the difference between reading a technical manual on flying a jet airplane as opposed to experiencing the actual sensation of hurtling through space in one...If a novel is well done, the reader feels the dramatized events of the story on his own skin, so to speak. He is impelled to rage against some injustice. To root for characters he cannot help identifying with.” Erika Holzer explains why the sale of Atlas Shrugged may have jumped.
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