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Re “Happy birthday to the great Ayn Rand” (Feb. 2):. Kudos to the newspaper for recognizing the birthday of a very compelling 20th-century author and philosopher. Ayn Rand who lived through great oppression immigrated to the United States and devoted her life to warning against bureaucratic statism. Her philosophy of Objectivism espouses four guiding principles: objective reality, absolute reason, individualism and laissez-faire capitalism. Ayn Rand may have lived during the last century, but the oppressive elements she decried have only manifested themselves stronger as time has passed. As a novelist and screenwriter she described the “obscenely grotesque degradation of art.” She fought for an esthetic Renaissance, which never occurred during her lifetime. She disparaged those who gave up the fight, who took the “easy” way out by renouncing valuing. For Rand, this meant thinking for oneself. To remember Ayn Rand is to remember the following quote: “There are two aspects of man’s existence which are the special province and expression of his sense of life: love and art.” If she were here today, in the present social and political environment, she’d be fighting even more for the nobility of the individual human spirit.

Happy birthday to the great Ayn Rand

Today marks the birthdate of one Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum, best known to the world as Ayn Rand. Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1905, witnessing the tremendous upheaval caused by war and communist revolution firsthand,. In 1926, she immigrated to the United States and pursued the classic American...

‘Atlas Hugged’ A response to Ayn Rand

FREEVILLE — David Sloan Wilson of Freeville is all about humans working together, for the greater good, but how to promote these ideas so people pay attention?. He created a fictional story to counter the ideals of self-interest found in Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”. The professor emeritus of biology at...
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How an iconic Canadian rock band lured angry teens to the dark arts of Ayn Rand.

If there was one band that dominated the soundtrack of a 1980s childhood on the wrong side of outer-suburban Toronto, it was Rush. Particularly if you had older brothers who smoked a lot of pot. To be honest, though, we never really paid much attention to drummer Neil Peart’s occasionally ornate and often opaque lyrics (see pot, above), which seemed to land somewhere between Tolkien plot summary (“We are the priests of the temples of Syrinx / Our great computers fill the hollowed halls”) and inspirational guidance counselor poster (“For those who wish to see / Those who wish to be / Must put aside the alienation / Get on with the fascination”).

Yaron Brook on Ayn Rand,

Yaron Brook is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, writer, and activist who for 18 years was the Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, where he now serves as the chairman of the board. He is the co-founder of BH Equity Research, manages a hedge fund, and is the author of several books in which he analyzes a variety of topics from an Objectivist perspective. He earned an MBA in 1989 and a Ph.D. in finance in 1994 from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a finance professor at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He is a columnist for Forbes and has written for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and others, and is the co-author of Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, and Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism.

45+ Most Insightful Ayn Rand Quotes That Spark Inspiration - Ayn Rand or born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum was an American Writer and Philosopher. She is well known for her fiction and for developing Objectivism. Her two famous and successful novels are The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. On this page, Tripboba will discuss Ayn Rand quotes that are still...

Ayn Rand Think Tanker Says Florida Condo Collapse Happened Because People ‘Made A Bad Decision’ and Now ‘Suffer the Consequences of It’

On Wednesday’s edition of The Majority Report, the chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute said that the condo association of the collapsed Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida “made a bad decision” and that it is rightly suffering the consequences of it. Yaron Brook told an incredulous...

Life lessons from Ayn Rand | Letter

The logic espoused by Ayn Rand in “Atlas Shrugged” and taught in business schools is followed by a large segment of society, though successfully applied by relatively few. It dictates three steps: (1) that every opportunity for personal gain should be seized; (2) the benefits extracted in a manner hostile to restraint and empowered by ownership until exhausted; and (3) leave a bankrupt corporate shell and poisoned nature behind to move on to the next opportunity: another bioregion to drill, mine, or monocrop. If you don’t, someone else will; it’s money left on the table!