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Ayn Rand and Hate

“I hate that book. I hate her. I wrote a thesis paper in school about her hatred for people and the human race.” If that’s how you feel, you might have clicked on this link by mistake. No matter – … Continue reading

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Could the Industrial Revolution have Happened Today?

I read an interesting article about Uber recently – regarding some of the growing pains that company is having and how they’re trying to deal with them. The history-less, context-less analysis is par for the course in today’s 24 hour … Continue reading

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Garrett, Rand, Galt And The Fun Of Writing

I often wonder what happened to America’s battle of ideas. I lift my gaze wistfully from the gutter – where the current debate takes place, nonsensical 140-character arrows hurled back and forth over a pile of garbage – to contemplate … Continue reading

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I Almost Stopped Writing Today

There’s a scene in The Fountainhead where the main protagonists are lounging around inside a makeshift shed on a construction site discussing their impetus for continuing on in their art. It wasn’t really going well for them. Sculpting, architecture – … Continue reading

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“Ideal” by Ayn Rand – A Book Review

“Ideal” is a short story written by Ayn Rand. She wrote the story as a response to a particularly difficult period in her life; lack of success, dwindling savings and duplicitous ‘friends’ causing despair.  As any writer would do, she … Continue reading

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It’s the Philosophers, Stupid

Have you ever heard people say, “You can’t be sure of that. I mean, we really can’t know anything for certain, there’s so many variables and everybody sees things through their own lens. Their own experiences help them decide what … Continue reading

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The Fountainhead – A Book Review

The Fountainhead is Ayn Rand’s first full novel.  Released in 1943, it is often overshadowed by Atlas Shrugged, Rand’s masterpiece.  The Fountainhead is however, in my opinion, perhaps Rand’s best work.  The plot of the novel is disciplined, it has … Continue reading

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