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Ayn Rand on Capitalism

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In this lecture, Eric Daniels explores Ayn Rand's thoughts on capitalism, which, as she points out, is often misunderstood even by those who defend it. According to Rand, understanding capitalism involves more than the study of the allocation of resources; it requires asking questions about the nature of human beings. Daniels explores several topics including freedom, individualism, collectivism, and productivity under different social systems. He explains that capitalism may be defined as the system in which all human action is voluntary. Daniels also delves into the fundamental differences between rights that are inherent and permissions that are granted. Echoing Rand's call to “discover” capitalism, Daniels emphasizes the importance of understanding this much maligned system.



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Ayn Rand on Capitalism
Eric Daniels

Business School, EN-601
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, April 4, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, April 2009
Camera: Sergio Miranda, Mynor de León; digital editing: Adrian Méndez; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz





Eric Daniels is research assistant professor at Clemson University’s Institute for the Study of Capitalism. Previously, he was a postdoctoral…

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