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A searing indictment of Ayn Rand’s teachings and philosophy. If you were ever captivated by Atlas Shrugged, Charles Hayes will challenge you to wonder why. He has no patience with Objectivists and stridently spells out here why Objectivism is anything but objective. Taking special note of some of Rand’s followers, including Congressman Paul Ryan and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Hayes explains why viewing government as evil is shortsighted and why capitalism without regard for consequences is cancerous. As Atlas Begs To Differ makes clear, the economic collapse in America is ample evidence of what can go wrong when profit is the only thing that matters. 10746 words)
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Charles D. Hayes is a self-taught philosopher and one of America’s strongest voices in support of lifelong learning. Promoting the idea that education should be thought of not as something you get but as something you take, his work has been honored by the American Library Association and featured in USA Today, in the UTNE Reader, and on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. Hayes’ September University: Summoning Passion for an Unfinished Life has been described as a “must read” for anyone aspiring to a better world. His previous book, The Rapture of Maturity: A Legacy of Lifelong Learning, upholds the importance of seeking truth and serving others to achieve our full potential as human beings. Hayes spent his youth in Texas, and then served as a U.S. Marine and a police officer before embarking on a career in the oil industry. Alaska has been his home for more than 30 years.