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Culture And Society

Yaron Brook on Reason vs. Mysticism

In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, originally airing live from London on October 23, Yaron Brook describes some of his impressions of Europe. He discusses our age’s fundamental conflict between reason and mysticism and explains how mysticism conditions people to authoritarianism. Brook also examines the relation between mysticism and socialism and how Progressive education mass-produces ignorant emotionalists. And more!
Government And Business

Religion vs. Freedom [Video]

In today’s culture there is a tendency to associate capitalism with religion. That association stems from generations of conservatives suggesting that what makes America free, great, and exceptional is faith. So it’s hardly a surprise that many Americans who revere science oppose 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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