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Detecting Value Judgments in Painting

January 14, 2019 A few years ago I read the book What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand  (Open... Read more...

Spring Flower

January 10, 2019 Editor’s Note: In The Writers Series this month we feature another contemporary novel informed... Read more...

The Art World: Money is *not* the problem

January 04, 2019 A soul-searching article by exasperated art critic Jerry Saltz. How does the art world live with... Read more...

On the Telephone

January 03, 2019 W. S. Gifford, the president of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, called London on... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics, Part Four

December 27, 2018 Ayn Rand’s Ethics, Part Four According to Rand, ethics is based on the requirements of life. That... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 5

December 27, 2018 In “Benevolence versus Altruism” (The Objectivist Newsletter, July 1962), Nathaniel... Read more...

First Notes for The Strike

December 27, 2018 On January 1, 1945, Ayn Rand opened her journal and began writing notes for her fourth novel. She... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics, Part Three

December 26, 2018 Consequences of the Dualism: Target Inequalities, Part Three In all most traditional ethical... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 4

December 26, 2018 In “Conservatism: An Obituary” (an article based on a lecture delivered at Princeton University in... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics, Part Two

December 14, 2018 Business Ethics in the Context of the History of Ethics, Part Two In the context of the history... Read more...

A World to Believe In

December 14, 2018 I, Charles from the Camps: A Novel  is a 2018 dystopian novel by Joel D. Hirst portraying... Read more...

Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 3

December 14, 2018 In the foreword to The Moral Basis of Individualism—a book that Ayn Rand began writing... Read more...
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