• 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
  • 00:18    |    
    Introduction by Luis Figueroa
    • Capitalism
    • Practical and moral justification of capitalism
    • Yaron Brook, presentation
  • 02:26    |    
    Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism
    • Capitalist universities
      • The path to a freer society
      • Importance of capitalist universities
    • Ayn Rand's importance
      • The power of her ideas
      • Capitalism's efficiency
      • Capitalism as a creator of wealth
    • Systemic movement away from capitalism in America
    • People's need of being good
    • Convincing people that capitalism is moral
      • Traditional ethics as opposed to capitalism
      • Selfishness conceived as bad
        • Trade as a self-interest action
          • People obtaining benefit from trade
          • Entrepreneur's motivation
          • The defense of capitalism
        • Taxing the rich
        • Taxes behavior in USA
      • Another paradigm about self-interest
        • Stealing, lying and cheating
        • Immoral perception
    • Ayn Rand breaks the linkage
      • Selfishness
      • Motivation of commerce
      • Stealing and cheating as unconceivable actions
    • Why do we need morality?
      • We don't know good from wrong
      • Atlas Shrugged as an example of what constitutes living
      • Foundation for capitalism
      • Individual success and failures
    • Reason as the source of success
      • Force being used to stop progress
      • Monopolizing force as the only role of the government
      • The defense of capitalism
        • Capitalism as a moral system
        • Capitalist revolution as a moral issue
          • The turning point to a free society
          • The most important revolution: To be good
  • 28:38    |    
    Questions and answers period
    • What was Ayn Rand's vision about religion?
    • Comment about immigration today
    • How much did Ayn Rand believe in psychology?
    • Comment: Reason is the fundament of faith. There is no contradiction between them.
  • 43:55    |    
    Recognition to Yaron Brook by Giancarlo Ibárgüen
  • 44:16    |    
    Final credits

Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism

11 de octubre de 2007 | Vistas: 7800 |

Capitalism is usually conceived as an evil idea; the concept of self-interest is commonly considered wrong or inmoral. Contrary to this, Ayn Rand, in her book Atlas Shrugged, proposes that when we seek our own benefit we also benefit others, and therefore capitalism is a moral system.


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.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín