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Anniversary Chapters: Edwin A. Locke, “The Traits of Business Heroes in Atlas Shrugged

The year 2017 marks the 60th publication anniversary of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, so we’re talking to the authors of chapters in Robert Mayhew’s book Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” First up is Edwin A. Locke, whose chapter “The Traits of Business Heroes in Atlas Shrugged” focuses on character traits and moral virtues shared by the novel’s many business heroes, such as Hank Rearden, Francisco d’Anconia and Dagny Taggart.
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Building a Future of Reason and Capitalism

For those in the Orange County, California area, join the Ayn Rand Institute Saturday, February 25 at Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa for a discussion on the state of the culture and of the Objectivist movement in light of the new administration in Washington, D.C.
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Equal Is Unfair Soars up Amazon Best-Seller Charts

Close on the heels of a Glenn Beck radio show appearance by Yaron Brook, co-author of Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, the book rocketed to the #310 ranking on the list of several million books sold by — and number one in several categories including ‘income inequality.’
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Don Watkins Interview Upcoming on The Rubin Report

Ayn Rand Institute fellow Don Watkins is looking forward to wide viewership of his upcoming interview on The Rubin Report, slated for release January 16, 2017. Dave Rubin, a rising star in the world of online video, recorded the interview earlier this month and will release it on his YouTube channel, The Rubin Report. With more than 338,000 subscribers, Rubin’s channel is described as a “talk show that focuses on big ideas and free speech.”
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Why the Future is Bright

The Institute’s focus remains unwavering. We, in partnership with our contributors, are striving to implement fundamental, philosophical change in the culture. In the wake of the elections, what the next four years holds is uncertain. But whatever occurs, it will not be as important as the four years after that — and the years beyond.
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Freedom of Speech under Assault at Exeter University: A Report from Yaron Brook’s European Speaking Tour

In recent years, Yaron Brook, ARI chairman executive, has been invited to give talks at Exeter University in the UK. In 2014, Brook gave his first Exeter talk on the morality of capitalism. The talk, which was organized with the help of a former ARI intern, was delivered to a lecture room filled to capacity. In 2015, Brook came back to talk about the inequality debate. Again, it was a packed room with more than 150 students attending live, and with over 30,000 views it is one of the most watched videos with Brook.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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