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The Stateless Man And Atlas Shrugged

A radio inteview

The Stateless Man and Atlas Shrugged

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?

 

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