How Far Can Ayn Rand’s Ethical Egoism be Defended?

In a post a few months ago I discussed whether Ayn Rand actually viewed selfishness as a virtue. I suggested that in arguing that selfishness is a virtue she was adopting a peculiar view of selfishness because the heroes of her novels did not seem to me to be particularly selfish.

The point was . . . → Read More: How Far Can Ayn Rand’s Ethical Egoism be Defended?

Q&A on Asian Economies and their Place in the World

The good folks at Icfai University Press and specifically the editor of the magazine The Analyst have queried me to answer some question on the Asian economies and their ascend to the top position (or not) of the global economy and what this means. They have shipped me some questions, given me a deadline . . . → Read More: Q&A on Asian Economies and their Place in the World

Timothy Geithner’s Famous Last Words?

From Bloomberg:

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said the U.S. is in no danger of losing its Aaa debt rating even though the Obama administration has predicted a $1.6 trillion budget deficit in 2010.

“Absolutely not,” Geithner said, when asked in an ABC News interview broadcast today whether a downgrade is a concern. “That . . . → Read More: Timothy Geithner’s Famous Last Words?