Government And Business

ARI’s Yaron Brook discusses Dave Brat

Last week, I sat down with Yaron Brook for a wide-ranging discussion of Dave Brat’s surprise victory over House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Virginia primary election. We covered Brat’s views on Ayn Rand and free markets, Ayn Rand’s influence on politicians, and why thinkers on both the right and the left talk about her practically every day.
Government And Business

The Ayn Rand Factor: Who is David Brat?

David Brat scored an astonishing win over Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, in this week’s Republican primary in Virginia. There’s a lot to say about Brat’s victory, the reaction to it, what that says about the right and the left today, but it’s the Ayn Rand factor that leapt out.

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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