00:01    |    
Opening credits
00:19    |    
Introduction
02:00    |    
Influence of  Atlas Shrugged
Free Market movements
Impact on business community
05:37    |    
The negative stereotype of business
Greed
Constant attacks against businessmen
09:50    |    
Positive business view in  Atlas Shrugged
Consequences of the absence of profits in society
Money and happiness
Meaning of selfishness
Response to the Enron crisis
Common ethic
Celebration of the profit motif
Business as the creation of value
Standard of morality Difference between liars and egoistsThe self destructive cycle of lies
New view about self interest and egoism
29:44    |    
The morality of Capitalism
Limitations of Adam Smith's theory
The dangers of public interest
Separation between Economics and State
Moral defense of Capitalism
Rational egoism
Human intelligence as the basis of survival
Business as a rational and intelligent activity
41:36    |    
Conclusions
43:58    |    
Questions
Is business the only activity that can provide self fulfillment?
What is your personal opinion about social responsibility? Do you think that companies need social responsibility policies?
Economic inefficiency of social responsibility
Doing business
Difference between sacrifice and trade
Why is selfishness the essence of morality?
The role of government: prevention of force
Can a religion be developed with Ayn Rand's principles?
01:08:27    |    
Final credits



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Atlas Shrugged: Its Influence After Fifty Years

11 de octubre de 2007   | Vistas: 42 |  

During its fifty years of existence, Atlas Shrugged has been an influential book in the business community and Free Market promoters.  Commonly, there is a negative stereotype about businessmen, because the profit motif is associated with greed, egoism, lies, and evil. The importance of this book is that it creates a positive and heroic view about businessmen. Business is a rational activity that creates value in society, the profit motif is an essential component for its success.  Rand's moral defense of Capitalism is the pursue of happiness; reason, self interest and rational egoism are the components of individual happiness and the basis of survival.




Yaron Brook is President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He speaks at universities and corporations, promoting Ayn…

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