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[Editor's Note: This article, by John Aglialoro, is republished here by permission. It was first published on April 10 on his blog. ]
In 1995, I had the distinct pleasure and honor to dine with the longest-serving and, dare I say, most impactful British Prime Minister of the 20th century.
Atlas Shrugged Part 3, the final installment of the movie trilogy, is set to begin principal photography in the fall of 2013. The Atlas Society is pleased to announce that we will work with Atlas Productions LLC on the film. Atlas Productions has officially greenlit Part 3 today, March 26, 2013.
Are you ready for the next item in your Atlas collection? The Atlas Shrugged Part 2 DVD is now available for purchase at the movie's online store! We recommend The Atlas Society's Special Edition DVD, but you can support The Atlas Society by making any purchase at the movie's store, if you click on the hyperlinked image below.
Atlas Shrugged is a paean to rational selfishness. But it also contrasts the social vision of rational, independent cooperation versus collectivism and irrationalism. In this talk, William R Thomas discusses the social values of goodwill and trust, and shows how they are earned and lost in the novel. We see how Objectivist commitments to reason, achievement, happiness, justice, and liberty contribute to the development of goodwill and trust--and to one's ability to benefit from them.
"JUDGE: You wouldn’t want it misunderstood that you work for nothing but your own profit?
Atlas Summit 2012 -- The heroes of Atlas Shrugged are rational, productive businesspeople. In Ayn Rand's thought, a career represents the central value in one's life, the means by which one supports oneself independently and reshapes the world. In this talk, William R Thomas discusses the value of a career of productive work in the context of the Objectivist philosophy and the events in the novel. He will consider how Objectivist ethics apply to productive titans Hank Rearden and how they apply to ordinary workers like Eddie Willers.
At the 2012 Atlas Summit, an annual event produced by The Atlas Society, broadcast journalist and author John Stossel, host of the weekly FoxBusiness show Stossel, interviewed three leaders in the liberty movement and asked them how Atlas Shrugged had inspired their own struggle for liberty.