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Economic Illiteracy, What’s Wrong with America and More – Podcasts for May 9

Each week I present a round-up of the podcasts I listen to. These podcasts are all centered around the theme of looking at current events through the lens of Ayn Rand’s philosophy. This week, there are two shows with Yaron Brook and Leonard Peikoff answers philosophical questions. Amy Peikoff also had a podcast this week, but I simply didn’t have the time to listen. Hopefully, I will include it in next week’s round-up.

Peikoff.com Podcast – Episode 407

1914 Webster's Dictionary

My 1914 Webster’s New International Dictionary

In this week’s podcast from Peikoff.com, Leonard Peikoff read more

Social Principle of Ethics – Quotation of the Day

I just finished up this week’s “homework” for Yaron Brook’s podcast, reading, or rather re-reading in my case, the first chapter of Ayn Rand’s The Virtue of Selfishness. (The podcast is presented live on Mondays at 11:00am EST. You can find it here.) The first chapter is titled The Objectivist Ethics and presents “the barest essentials” of Ayn Rand’s system of ethics.

I had read this essay, indeed the entire book, a couple of years ago, so I was a read more

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