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Government And Business

Andrew Bernstein: The Heroes of Capitalism [Video]

Prior to the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain during the late 18th century, abysmal poverty was prevalent the world over, including in Britain. With the Industrial Revolution, conditions began to dramatically improve, first in Britain, then in Western Europe, then in North America, then, most recently, in the Asian Tigers. Who were the towering heroes in both Great Britain and the United States responsible for so markedly improving human living conditions?
Government And Business

Money Under Laissez-Faire [Video]

This talk examines the development, operation and performance of monetary systems in the absence of government intervention. Topics covered include the spontaneous evolution of money, the rise of banks, bank self-regulation under competition and crisis management in the absence of a central bank.
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Inside “A Companion to Ayn Rand”: Adam Mossoff on “Political Theory: A Radical for Capitalism”

In the latest installation of the Ayn Rand Institute’s new podcast series on A Companion to Ayn Rand, Don Watkins interviews Adam Mossoff, professor of law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, on the chapter he co-authored with Fred D. Miller, emeritus professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, “Political Theory: A Radical for Capitalism.”

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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