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Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's AtlasShrugged Paperback – Apr 5 2011
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Debi Ghate is Vice President of Academic Programs at the Ayn Rand Institute where she also serves as a corporate officer. Ghate is the senior director of the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship, a separate organization from ARI that supports scholarly work based on Ayn Rand's corpus. Richard A. Ralston is the publishing manager of the Ayn Rand Institute. He has been the circulation director and publisher of The Christian Science Monitor, a radio producer, a national television news business manager, and a book publisher. He was the revision editor of two books by Ayn Rand in 2005: THREE PLAYS and THE EARLY AYN RAND.
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Yet today most intellectuals attack the very men and women who keep us alive.
This book explains WHY. It explodes the false ideas that underlie today's worship of omnipotent government: altruism, and the Marxist dogma that the source of wealth is men's muscles rather than their minds. And it gives businessmen an invaluable self-defense kit!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Preface by Debi Ghate and Richard E. Ralston
Introduction by John Allison
Part 1: Do Businessmen Really Need Philosophy?
"Why Businessmen Need Philosophy," by Leonard Peikoff
"Philosophy: The Ultimate CEO," by Harry Binswanger
"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think," by Ayn Rand (from Atlas Shrugged)
"The Businessmen's Crucial Role: Material Men of the Mind," by Debi Ghate
"The Money-Making Personality," by Ayn Rand
Part 2: Why is Business "Public Enemy #1"?
"America's Persecuted Minority," by Ayn Rand (From Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal)
"The Philosophical Origins of Antitrust," by John Ridpath
"The Morality of Moneylending: A Short History," by Yaron Brook
"Why Conservatives Can't Stop the Growth of the State," by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein
"The Philosophy of Privation: Environmentalism Unveiled," by Peter Schwartz (from Return of the Primitive)
"Energy Privation: The Environmentalist Campaign Against Energy," by Keith Lockitch
Part 3: Doesn't Business Require Compromise?
"The Anatomy of Compromise," by Ayn Rand (From The Objectivist Newsletter)
"Why Should One Act on Principle?" by Leonard Peikoff
Part 4: A Defense for Businessmen
"Atlas Shrugged: America's Second Declaration of Independence," by Onkar Ghate
"An Answer for Businessmen," by Ayn Rand
"The Dollar and The Gun," by Harry Binswanger
"You're guilty of a great sin, Mr. Rearden," by Ayn Rand (from Atlas Shrugged)
"The Sanction of the Victims," by Ayn Rand (from The Voice of Reason)
"I work for nothing but my own profit," by Ayn Rand (from Atlas Shrugged)
Afterword: "Modern Management," by Ayn Rand (from The Ayn Rand Column)
Part 5: Additional Resources
About Ayn Rand
About Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Objectivism
The Morality of Capitalism
Ayn Rand's Fiction
Ayn Rand's Nonfiction
Part 6: About the Contributors
About the Contributors
About the Ayn Rand Institute
It also helps the businessman defend himself against the false morality of altruism: the morality of human sacrifice. It shows how the morality of sacrifice is opposed to the trader principle and how to defend oneself from the guilt producing effects of sacrifice.
I highly recommend this book to anyone in or contemplating going into business.
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