Saturday 01 June 2013
Robert Metz and Robert Vaughan, Just Right (CHRW 94.9 FM, U of Western ON, London)

…clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Topics: 00:07 Journey Into Selfishness: Dr. Yaron Brook, capitalism most moral system, sacrifice, individual pursuit of happiness, rational self interest, socialism, morality, Ayn Rand, cronyism 09:26…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 30 May 2013
Friday 12 April 2013
Alan Macleod, CounterPunch

Thatcher’s neoliberalism, known by many names: free-market economics, Reaganomics, the Washington Consensus, Neoconservatism, traces its philosophical roots to the work of objectivist philosopher, Ayn Rand. In a 1959 interview Rand gave a summary of her position. “Man’s highest moral purpose is the achievement of his own happiness…I challenge the moral code of altruism, the precept that man’s moral duty is to live for others.” Going further, she stated to a shocked interviewer that, “I consider helping others evil” and that “love should be treated as a business deal.” Her ambitious goal was to revolutionize human relations. Shunned by academia, she found an audience in the business community, where her central messages struck a chord. Thatcher echoed Rand’s vision when she insisted that “there is no such thing as society, only individuals”.Their philosophy was summed up in the three words by the movie, Wall Street: greed is good.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Apr 2014