The Virtue of Selfishness

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classics from one of the bestselling authors of our time, now in centennial

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101137222

Category: Philosophy

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A collection of essays that sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's controversial, groundbreaking philosophy. Since their initial publication, Rand's fictional works—Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged—have had a major impact on the intellectual scene. The underlying theme of her famous novels is her philosophy, a new morality—the ethics of rational self-interest—that offers a robust challenge to altruist-collectivist thought. Known as Objectivism, her divisive philosophy holds human life—the life proper to a rational being—as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature. In this series of essays, Rand asks why man needs morality in the first place, and arrives at an answer that redefines a new code of ethics based on the virtue of selfishness. More Than 1 Million Copies Sold!

The Representational Theory of Capital

“The Ethics of Emergencies,” in The Virtue of Selfishness. Centennial Edition.
New York, NY: A Signet Book, published by the New American Library, a division
of Penguin Group, first printing 1964. Rasmussen, Douglas B. “Rothbard's
Account ...

Author: Leonidas Zelmanovitz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793605017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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This book proposes a “representational” theory of capital according to which there is a relation between capital goods in the real side of the economy and instruments representative of property claims on those goods in the abstract side. Financial instruments are treated herein as a particularly liquid form of property claim. The relation proposed between these two things is a loose rather than a direct one, and the causes for (and consequences of) the looseness are explored in the book. This book aims not merely to simplify our understanding of the relationship between “things” and “claims to things,” but to make explicit and precise what many current researchers assume implicitly and, consequently, imprecisely. This book will be a tool that researchers can apply to their own research, in the form of a standard by which inconsistencies in the literature on Capital Theory can be identified. Understanding what capital is requires delving into its nature on both the real and the abstract sides. In regard to capital goods, what they actually are is made clearer by the thesis that they exist on a spectrum with respect to consumer goods. In going back to the philosophical and economic basics, no claim is made of being comprehensive. The argument is that a crucial idea for our understanding of what capital is that actual capital goods (and processes, and knowledge) are represented in financial instruments and other property claims. A formal treatment that lays out the philosophical and economic basics is necessary to put this idea across, and the model proposed in the book is a first step in that direction. Further, by laying out the philosophical and economic basics of the theory, the book offers the reader the reasons why having a clearer concept of capital is an important tool for wealth creation, and why wealth creation is, more than never, necessary for our individual wellbeing and the flourishing of our civilization.

The Centennial Edition of the Complete Works of W E Channing Including The Perfect Life with a Brief Memoir of the Author With a Portrait

A base selfishness is the principle on sent ? Not so much the virtue of the country
which the affairs of nations are commonly as a vicious principle , the spirit of party
. It conducted . A statesman is expected to take acts not so much for the people ...

Author: William Ellery Channing




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Ayn Rand

The Virtue of Selfishness Centennial edition cover Author Ayn Rand Country
United States Language English Subject(s) Ethics Publisher New American
Library Publication date 1964 Media type Print ISBN 0-451-16393-1 (Centennial
edition) ...


Publisher: PediaPress




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Equal Is Unfair

Ayn Rand, “Racism,” reprinted in Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness (New York:
Signet, 1964 Centennial edition), p. 149. Ayn Rand, “Man's Rights,” reprinted in
Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness (New York: Signet, 1964 Centennial ...

Author: Don Watkins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250084458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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We’ve all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we’re told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage. But what if that narrative is wrong? What if the real threat to the American Dream isn’t rising income inequality—but an all-out war on success? In Equal is Unfair, a timely and thought-provoking work, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook reveal that almost everything we’ve been taught about inequality is wrong. You’ll discover: • why successful CEOs make so much money—and deserve to • how the minimum wage hurts the very people it claims to help • why middle-class stagnation is a myth • how the little-known history of Sweden reveals the dangers of forced equality • the disturbing philosophy behind Obama’s economic agenda. The critics of inequality are right about one thing: the American Dream is under attack. But instead of fighting to make America a place where anyone can achieve success, they are fighting to tear down those who already have. The real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success—not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality.

The Centennial Edition of the Works of Sidney Lanier

When Cranston thought of virtue and such things , he formed to himself a vague
idea that the earth was a mysterious wild ... unconquerably persevering , with an
acute intellect to guide these qualities ; but thoroughly selfish , and without even ...

Author: Sidney Lanier





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Public Library Core Collection

THIRTEENTH EDITION ... J Rand , Ayn , 1905 - 1982 The virtue of selfishness ; a
new concept of egoism ; with additional articles by Nathaniel Branden .
Centennial ed .

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

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Semi centennial of Incorporation

... unfaithfulness in the home , bigotry or selfishness in the church , weakness
anywhere , is felt through the whole system . Virtue , purity , honor , the graces of
Christian character , expressed in any department touch all departments and ...

Author: Lynn (Mass.). Celebration Committee



Category: Lynn (Mass.)

Page: 308

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The Aldine Centennial History of New South Wales Illustrated Embracing Sketches and Portraits of Her Noted People the Rise and Progress of Her Varied Enterprises and Illustrations of Her Boundless Wealth Together with Maps of Latest Survey

... by virtue of their position , led to a selfish policy that brought them into conflict
with other traders , and with the class they were to guard . They soon found that
their schemes of personal aggrandisement had to be carried out by resorting to
the ...

Author: W. Frederic Morrison



Category: New South Wales


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Centennial Celebration

... they probe the very motives of character ; and the virtue of an act is to be
determined not by its expression , but by what is ... A charity may be simply the
expression of rank selfishness , or the exhibition of a donor ' s vanity ; or the
desire to be ...

Author: Portland (Me.)



Category: Portland (Me.)

Page: 379

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Albany Bi centennial

... that it has developed all the manly virtues and made sturdy Christians and
sturdy citizens , and produced the stuff of ... intellect was commanding , and their
public aims untainted with selfishness ; unalterably just where duty required them
to ...

Author: Anthony Bleecker Banks

Publisher: Albany and New York, Banks and brothers


Category: Albany

Page: 461

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Centennial Records of the Women of Wisconsin

The selfish soul hedges and fences in vain . It is born into the family , and , shortly
, the family in a new form lays hold of it , and the husband , parent , leader , finds
his own fortunes backed up in the fortunes of the mimic state that gathers about ...

Author: Woman's State Centennial Executive Committee, Wis



Category: Centennial Exhibition

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