The Capitalist Ideal: The Moral Vision of Atlas Shrugged

12 de octubre de 2007   | Vistas: 2230 |  

Fifty years ago, Ayn Rand wrote Atlas Shrugged, a revolutionary novel that harshly attacks socialism and collectivism and defends economic freedom, individualism and laissez-faire. The plot of this novel is the struggle of individualist and entrepreneurial producers against arbitrary regulations and political pressure of lobbyists who favor government intervention and subsidies. Its moral vision revolves around three core ideas: the glory of production, the morality of self-interest and the justice of trade. Its importance, besides providing a positive and enthusiastic portrait of businessmen, is that it defines capitalism, the mutual benefits of trade, and the limitations of government.


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