Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's AtlasShrugged [NOOK Book]

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The intellectual tooks every business person needs in the boardroom. Includes two rare essays by Ayn Rand!

With government and the media blaming big business for the world economic crisis, capitalism needs all the help it can get. It's the perfect time for this collection of essays presenting a philosophical defense of capitalism by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist intellectuals. Essential and practical, Why Businessmen Need Philosophy reveals ...
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Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's AtlasShrugged

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Overview

The intellectual tooks every business person needs in the boardroom. Includes two rare essays by Ayn Rand!

With government and the media blaming big business for the world economic crisis, capitalism needs all the help it can get. It's the perfect time for this collection of essays presenting a philosophical defense of capitalism by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist intellectuals. Essential and practical, Why Businessmen Need Philosophy reveals the importance of maintaining philosophical principles in the corporate environment at all levels of business from daily operations to executive decisions, and provides the tactical and tactful rational thinking required to defend companies from ideological attacks.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101479131
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 483 KB

Meet the Author

Debi Ghate is the Vice President of Academic Programs at the Ayn Rand Institute.
Richard E. Ralston is Publishing Manager of the Ayn Rand Institute.
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Table of Contents

Preface Debi Ghate Richard E. Ralston v

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction John Allison vii

Part 1 Do Businessmen Really Need Philosophy?

Why Businessmen Need Philosophy Leonard Peikoff 3

Philosophy: The Ultimate CEO Harry Binswanger 19

"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think." Ayn Rand 35

The Businessmen's Crucial Role: Material Men of the Mind Debi Ghate 43

The Money-Making Personality Ayn Rand 65

Part 2 Why Is Business "Public Enemy #1"?

America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business Ayn Rand 77

The Philosophical Origins of Antitrust John B. Ridpath 97

The Morality of Moneylending: A Short History Yaron Brook 109

Why Conservatives Can't Stop the Growth of the State Alex Epstein Yaron Brook 147

The Philosophy of Privation: Environmentalism Unveiled Peter Schwartz 169

Energy Privation: The Environmentalist Campaign Against Energy Keith Lockitch 193

Part 3 Doesn't Business Require Compromise?

The Anatomy of Compromise Ayn Rand 225

Why Should One Act On Principle? Leonard Peikoff 233

Part 4 A Defense for Businessmen

Atlas Shrugged: America's Second Declaration of Independence Onkar Ghate 251

The Dollar and the Gun Harry Binswanger 267

An Answer for Businessmen Ayn Rand 277

"You're guilty of a great sin, Mr. Rearden." Ayn Rand 281

The Sanction of the Victims Ayn Rand 289

"I work for nothing but my own profit." Ayn Rand 299

Afterword

Modern Management Ayn Rand 303

Part 5 Additional Resources

About Ayn Rand 309

About Atlas Shrugged 309

Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Objectivism 309

The Morality of Capitalism 310

Ayn Rand's Fiction 310

Ayn Rand's Nonfiction 310

Part 6 About the Contributors

About the Contributors 315

About the Ayn Rand Institute 317

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