Austrian Tautologies: Altruism

Here’s a fun argument:

As far as I can tell, we are left exactly where we were after that first essay. No altruism to be found. If you made a “sacrifice” it was, by direct virtue of your action, “worth it to you” (at the time of the action) or you would not have . . . → Read More: Austrian Tautologies: Altruism

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?