When Hank Rearden rejects a government offer to buy the rights to his new metal, his refusal highlights the profound difference between his (and Ayn Rand’s) view of the economy as a system of production and trade among individuals; and the government’s view of it as a collective enterprise subject to state control.
SELF-STUDY: INTRODUCTION TO RAND'S IDEAS
Recommended reading with study questions.
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Atlas University offers courses on Objectivism , the philosophy Ayn Rand founded, presented by scholars who are experts in the philosophy. Atlas University is a project of the Atlas Society, which promotes Objectivism in life and thought.
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