Tag Archives: collectivism

Ayn Rand’s Ideas: An Introduction

An excellent introduction to major topics in Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism presented by Onkar Ghate from 2003. The video includes a Q&A session with Onkar Ghate and Yaron Brook. Topics include: Individualism vs Collectivism, What are rights?, Proper role of government, Egoism vs Altruism, Ethics, Mysticism vs Reason and more.

The Q&A session is particularly interesting. Many of the folks had challenging questions which resulted in some great answers. I was somewhat surprised read more

Quote of the Day – The Grim Joke on Liberals

It is amazing how many great quotes I find when I read Ayn Rand’s essays.  Here is yet another one from her essay titled “The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus.

In this quote she is referring to the fact that most liberals who advocate the redistribution of wealth do not bother to differentiate between the earned and unearned, or to concern themselves with the origin of the wealth.  And especially they have no concern what kind of person is ruined under such a system and what read more

Quote of the Day – Hazards of Collectivist Living

capitalismsavedI am getting more into “How Capitalism Saved America.”  The topic in chapter 3 is the experience of the early settlers in what was to become the United States.  In both Jamestown and Plymouth a collectivist approach was initially used, where all the people in the colony worked “to support the colony and to generate profits” for the underwriters of the colony.

William Bradford, whose “ read more