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Life Imitates Atlas Shrugged, Baltimore Edition

Atlas ShruggedThe other day I came across an article by Allen B. West titled “The dirty little secret no one wants to admit about Baltimore.” The article discusses the protests and violence in Baltimore sparked by the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Mr. West makes a good case that it is progressive policies that have caused the bulk of the problems facing read more

Speech, Money and Censorship

In re-reading Atlas Shrugged I am definitely seeing more than I did the first time. Or rather, I am better able to see parallels between Atlas and today’s world. Today I read the following in the chapter with the discussion of Directive 10-289 which would give the government complete control read more

Life Imitates Atlas Shrugged

In the last year or so there have been many comparisons between events in reality and those depicted in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Many articles and internet memes pointed out the similarity between the decline of Detroit and the ruin of Starnesville in Atlas Shrugged. Both were thriving industrial areas that, due to collectivist, liberal policies essentially destroyed themselves.

I am currently re-reading Atlas Shrugged, listening to a series of podcasts by Dr. Diana Hsieh to help me get read more

Quotation of the Day: Who is John Galt?

I am currently re-reading Atlas Shrugged for the first time since I first read it two years ago and I am getting a lot more out of it the second time around. In part this is due to the podcast series from Dr. Diana Hsieh in which she discusses the novel in roughly 60 page chunks. It has been fun and informative to take the books in those pieces, reading it first then listening to Diana’s read more

Podcasts (and More) for June 24

I’ve been getting caught up with my podcasts and reading this week, which has been quite a challenge really.

Podcasts

Peikoff.com Episode 326 – After missing last week, this podcast is back with Yaron Brook answering questions on:

  • Saving and investing. He references a course he gave on investing some years ago which is available at the¬†Ayn Rand e-store.
  • What does he mean by a foreign policy that protects individual rights?
  • Veterans benefits
  • Difference between Ukraine and Russia

Philosophy in Action Radio Chat: Responsibility and Luck chapter 3 – Dr. Diana Hsieh continues her podcast series discussing her book Responsibility and Luck: A Defense of read more