Atlas Summit 2014 -- Part of John Galt’s success in stopping “the motor of the world” by persuading producers to go on strike is due to knowing his intellectual enemies.
He defeats enemies of capitalism not only by making the moral case for capitalism, but also by reclaiming terminology and undermining the false premises of his enemies’ views. In this video, Carrie-Ann Biondi explains and challenges the essential claims of Karl Marx’s communism and Alasdair MacIntyre’s conservatism, and defends capitalism against the false accusations lodged against it by these enemies concerning alienation, exploitation, and consumerism.
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ABOUT CARRIE-ANN BIONDI:
Carrie-Ann Biondi is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Reason Papers. She holds a BA and an MA in American Studies and an MA and a PhD in Philosophy, and works primarily in moral and political philosophy and ancient Greek philosophy (specializing in Aristotle).