Tag Archive for Objectivism

Atlas Shrugged Part II Trailer

The last part of Atlas Shrugged series involved wooden acting, downright ugly plot changes, and serious philosophical misunderstandings. I rated it 6 out 10, and I was giving it credit for being based on a book I liked. This part seems somewhat better, so far…  

Video: Democracies, Republics and other unnecessary evils

Jan C Lester reading

Two hundred and thirty six years after a democratic republic called the United States of America was signed into existence by its founders we assembled to consider what our present systems really look like in practice, and discuss some alternatives. Jan C Lester provides his definition and commentary and sets out why he thinks we’re…

Why Bad Economics Won’t Go Away

The Young Briton’s Foundation has invited Yaron Brook to Parliament to answer a fascinating question: Why is it that people don’t seem to learn from experience? It is clear that our existing Keynesian economic policies have failed miserably. We can compare controlled economies with those less controlled, and compare more regulated sectors of our own…

The Ayn Rand Lecture: The Long-term Consequences of the Financial Crisis

The ASI’s Ayn Rand Lecture will be presented by John Allison and will examine the “Long-term Consequences of the Financial Crisis”: John Allison held [his position at BB&T] during the height of the financial crisis and his banking principles are largely seen as the reason behind his bank’s relative success during the financial crisis. Therefore…

Atlas Failed

So I finally got round to reading Atlas Shrugged, and now the blood has stopped flowing from my eyes I wanted to share a few impressions. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! To start with, the positives. I thought the plot was very good, indeed it could almost be the novelisation of the Road to Serfdom. It is…

Honesty is a virtue that George Monbiot does not possess

Reason, purpose, self-esteem, independence, productivity, justice, integrity and honesty are the key virtues of the objectivist system. They are the primary secondary and tertiary corolaries of Rand’s metaphysical observation that what is real is objectively real, regardless of your opinion. That existence exists, and we aren’t making it up. In contrast, George Monbiot’s mendacious and…

Aside

the Randian belief in intellectual property is based on a false premise – that such rights can exist and can be enforced other than at the point of a gun and with the connivance of the state.

Ken Ferguson

Ayn Rand documentary in US theatres Jan 17th

This passed me by until Yaron Brook tweeted there is an Atlas Shrugged documentary film. Better yet, the trailer is very encouraging. Production seems a great deal more polished than the very average Part 1 movie. It will be in theatres in the US only on 17th and 26th only, but hopefully it will make…