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Rigid Principles

Rigid Principles

Dr. David Kelley

7 mins
April 15, 2014

Atlas Shrugged course | Atlas University
Topic: Principles vs. pragmatism
Featuring clips from
Atlas Shrugged Part 2

In a dramatic scene from Atlas Shrugged Part 2 , Hank Rearden tells a pragmatic young bureaucrat, “Try pouring a ton of steel without rigid principles.” His remark expresses Ayn Rand’s profound insight about the role of principles in human life, from science and technology to ethics and politics.

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