Did Ayn Rand Regard Selfishness as a Virtue?

People who are familiar with Ayn Rand’s writings may consider the answer to this question to be obvious. Rand made no secret of the fact that she regarded selfishness as a virtue. So, why ask the question?

Having recently read “Atlas Shrugged” properly for the first time (rather than skimming through it) the heroes, . . . → Read More: Did Ayn Rand Regard Selfishness as a Virtue?

A Note on Negative Social and Economic Preferencing

I admit it. Back in the day (the day when I hiked and even did a bit of climbing, that is), I owned a couple of North Face™ shirts. I doubt they’re still around. If they are, I’ll find them and sock them away for a public burning if it comes to that. I . . . → Read More: A Note on Negative Social and Economic Preferencing

In Memoriam: Paul Samuelson

On Sunday, December 13th, Paul A. Samuelson has died at the age of 94 (link).

He was on the economic giants of the 20th century. His ideas reshaped the economic science and revolutionized the mode of economic thinking around the world. With the mathematical rigour and analytical mastermind, his groundbreaking approach to economic . . . → Read More: In Memoriam: Paul Samuelson