• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Fritz Thomas
  • 00:19    |    
    Premises of the book n , Yaron Brook, Don Watkins
    • A need for cultural changes
    • Moral code that needs transformation
  • 05:32    |    
    How can cultural changes be implemented in society?
    • Strategy #1: Through education and Ayn Rand's literature
    • Strategy #2: Entrepreneurs starting schools
    • Strategy #3: Privatizing education
  • 09:48    |    
    Why do most people hate capitalism?
  • Negative response to capitalism
  • 12:42    |    
    Role and importance of rational selfishness
    • Alternatives
    • True selfishness
    • Vladimir Lenin's ideas of human nature against reality
    • Ideas as a motor
  • 17:39    |    
    Clash of objectivism with the Millennial generation
  • Current trends
  • 20:53    |    
    How can people be convinced to acquire true selfish principles?
  • Why would people choose privatization and capitalism?
  • 24:00    |    
    Do you believe in democracy?
    • Implementing educational policies
    • Setting goals
  • 27:37    |    
    Can objectivism be considered a variety of utopianism?
  • Victims of the welfare state
  • 29:46    |    
    What is your view about religion?
    • Christianity and individualism
    • Importance of Greek philosophy
  • 36:09    |    
    Is objectivism similar to anarcho-capitalism?
  • 37:35    |    
    According to the book by John Allison, is capitalism the world's economy only hope?
  • 38:48    |    
    What is the morality of war?
  • Austrians, anarcho-capitalists and the blame game
  • 43:22    |    
    Can you give students and young people a piece of advice?
  • 45:27    |    
    Final words
  • 45:32    |    
    Final credits

Altruism or Capitalism: Which Moral Code Should We Adopt?

New Media  | 07 de agosto de 2013  | Vistas: 67

Yaron Brook talks about the current moral codes of society, the debate surrounding objectivism and capitalism and advocates to implement changes in society in order to end the dislike towards the notions of these philosophical and economic systems. He believes education, as well as a cultural shift, are keys to instruct people on what the true role of the self should be. Brook pleads in favor of individuals applying the ideas of Ayn Rand in order to live fulfilled and flourished lives, as he considers that her philosophy can only contribute to make people’s environment bigger and fuller in all aspects. He denies that objectivism, which considers government as a necessary good, could have any similarity to utopianism or anarcho-capitalism. To conclude, Brook advices students and young people to read and make decisions on well-informed basis and also to make the most of what Universidad Francisco Marroquín offers.


Yaron Brook is President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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