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Greece, Germany, and a Real-World Version of Atlas Shrugged

I suggested a couple of months ago that the economic turmoil in Greece and Venezuela is somewhat akin to a real-life version of Atlas Shrugged… 612 more words

Economics

[755.1] Atlas Shrugged (Part I) - Ayn Rand

***Read in conjunction with Tina at Book Chatter***

” Thought—he told himself quietly—is a weapon one uses in order to act . . . Thought is the tool by which one makes a choice . 509 more words

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Atlas Shrugged Read Along (#AtlasRAL) - Part One

It’s the summer of the chunkster! A group of us decided to read Atlas Shrugged (#AtlasRAL) this summer and we have hit our first milestone which was to complete part one of this ginormous book. 223 more words

Bookish Talk

Reading Atlas Shrugged: "Selfishness"

This much is true: the most selfish of all things is the independent mind that recognizes no authority higher than its own and no value higher than its judgment of truth.

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10 Books Which Changed My Life (Thus Far)

10. Robinson Crusoe- Daniel Defoe

One of my favourite books when I was a child, Robinson Crusoe captivated the greatest quality of a person: Rationality. Crusoe was stranded on a deserted island with limited supply to help him survive, but he was able to survive by adapting to his environment. 631 more words

Objectivism

I Watched Atlas Shrugged Part I So You Don't Have To

A disclaimer: I don’t hate Ayn Rand. Or, at least, I don’t hate her in the performative way that someone who falls on the left of social/political lines is supposed to hate her. 2,881 more words

Movies

Reading Atlas Shrugged: John Galt vs. Prometheus

John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind. After centuries of being torn by vultures in payment for having brought men the fire of the gods, he broke his chains and he withdrew his fire—until the day men withdraw their vultures. 256 more words

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