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The Stateless Man And Atlas Shrugged
A radio inteview
On November 7, 2012, the Atlas Society's David Kelley and Aaron Day were interviewed by host Fergus Hodgson on "The Stateless Man" radio show.
Fergus, a New Zealand native, works as director of fiscal policy studies with the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is a policy advisor with the Future of Freedom Foundation.
In the audio, David comes in at 4:20, and Aaron comes in at 12:50
Some of the topics covered:
- What is Objectivism, and how has it evolved through Rand's life and after her death?
- What does Objectivism infers with regard to self-interest or selfishness?
- How can people apply the philosophy to their lives?
- What are its implications for legal systems, and why do people associate it so closely with capitalism?
- Rand did not consider herself a libertarian. How does objectivism differ from libertarianism?
- How does Atlas Shrugged portray the philosophy—in the movies and the book—and why would one do well to read or watch these?
- Would Rand have considered political engagement immoral or irrational? Does objectivism indicate and preferable way to engage and bring change?
- Have many objectivists attempted to organize a Galt's Gulch of their own? If so where, and do you consider the La Estancia de Cafayate, Argentina, such a location?
- With the first two movies now out, is objectivism growing, and what confidence do you hold for Objectivism to be the foundation of the modern liberty movement?