By Marlene Podritske, Peter Schwartz
Readers and scholars of Ayn Rand will worth seeing during this selection of interviews how Ayn Rand utilized her philosophy and ethical rules to the problems of the day. Objectively Speaking contains part a century of print and broadcast interviews drawn from the Ayn Rand data. The thirty-two interviews during this assortment, edited by way of Marlene Podritske and Peter Schwartz, comprise print interviews from the Thirties and edited transcripts of radio and tv interviews from the Nineteen Forties via 1981. choices are incorporated from a outstanding sequence of radio publicizes over a four-year interval (1962-1966) on Columbia University's station WKCR in long island urban and syndicated through the usa and Canada.
Ayn Rand's strange and strikingly unique insights on an enormous variety of themes are captured through well-known interviewers within the background of yankee tv broadcasting, reminiscent of Johnny Carson, Edwin Newman, Mike Wallace, and Louis Rukeyser. the gathering concludes with an interview of Dr. Leonard Peikoff on his radio software in 1999, recalling his 30-year own organization with Ayn Rand and discussing her specified highbrow and literary achievements.
Ayn Rand is the best-selling writer of Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Anthem, and We the Living. Fifty years or extra after e-book, revenues of those novels proceed to extend.
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A constitution is necessary in order to define not only the basic principles of a country, but the means of their implementation, including the types of institutions that will keep a country free. It is not enough to agree on principles. Holding the right political principles does not tell you automatically how to put them into practice. It does not tell you what institutions must be established to preserve freedom—to prevent loopholes that a statist or any power-luster could use to seize control.
I did not want it to be prophetic. I actually wanted it to help prevent itself from becoming prophetic. But so far, while it is helping, I am afraid that one cannot stop a trend that quickly, and many of the things in Atlas Shrugged are coming true. Although I intended them for a more distant future, some of the fictionalized events are happening already because our main cultural trend is still in the direction of statism and collectivism. It can still be reversed. But if the trend does continue, the kind of disasters I describe are unavoidable.
But new competitors could then enter the field and undersell the large company by just a little, which would represent a large profit for them, since they would not have any losses to recoup. The big company would then have to start undercutting them, and the process would go on into infinity—which would not happen, of course, because the large company would go bankrupt. Interviewer: But aren’t there industries in which it is too costly for competitors to arise? For example, if just one company ruled the steel industry today, it would require too much of a capital outlay for a new competitor to establish itself.