An epic masterpiece.
Set in a near-future U.S.A., Ayn Rand’s thrilling masterpiece features the mysterious disappearance of the top innovators and industrialists—and demonstrates a new moral philosophy: the morality of rational self-interest.
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy
The capitalist’s guide to the ideas behind Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged
Essays on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged
This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus. Topics include: the novel’s creation, publication, and reception; its nature as a romantic novel; and its presentation of a radical new philosophy.
The history of Atlas Shrugged
An essay on the genesis of the book.
The Morality of Business
An exposition of capitalism and of the crucial question its enemies evade.
This collection of essays by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist writers offers a philosophical and moral defense of capitalism–and reveals the importance of consistently maintaining the right principles in the corporate environment at all levels of business, from daily operations to executive decisions. Essential and practical, Why Businessmen Need Philosophy provides the grounding for the rational thinking required to defend companies from ideological attacks.
Why Businessmen Love Atlas Shrugged (An article by Alex Epstein)
If you ask any hundred successful businessmen chosen at random to name the book that has most inspired them, you will undoubtedly hear one title repeated over and over: Atlas Shrugged—Ayn Rand’s epic novel, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Why do businessmen love Atlas Shrugged?
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy (An article by Leonard Peikoff), printed in Why Businessmen Need Philosophy
“Three seconds remain, the ball is on the one-yard line, here it is—the final play—a touchdown for Dallas! The Cowboys defeat the Jets 24–23!” The crowd roars, the cheering swells. Suddenly, silence.
Everyone remembers that today is the start of a new policy: morality in sports. The policy was conceived at Harvard, championed by the New York Times, and enacted into law by a bipartisan majority in Washington.
An Answer for Businessmen (An article by Ayn Rand), printed in Why Businessmen Need Philosophy
If you want to save capitalism, there is only one type of argument that you should adopt, the only one that has ever won in any moral issue: the argument from self-esteem. Check your premises, convince yourself of the rightness of your cause, and then fight for capitalism with full, moral certainty.
The Dollar and the Gun (An article by Harry Binswanger), printed in Why Businessmen Need Philosophy
You are in a conversation with an acquaintance. The conversation turns to politics. You make it clear you are for capitalism, laissez-faire capitalism. Eloquently, you explain the case for capitalism in terms of man’s rights, the banning of physical force and the limitation of government to the function of protecting individual freedom. It seems clear, simple and unanswerable.