CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

This is a dynamic, powerful book.  It is filled with in-your-face pull-no-punches logic and reason.  Oh these Ayn Randians (Bernstein has written and lectured with the Ayn Rand Institute for some time).  Do they never stop spouting about individual rights, freedom of choice and rational self-interest? It is a short book, 175 pages in hard cover … Continue reading CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (the movie)

This movie, based on Ayn Rand's novel, was both thought provoking and enjoyable.  When it ended I thought, darn!  I have to wait one year for Part II to be released, and two years for Part III!  (If the producers keep on schedule, and I hope they do.) I've read 'Shrugged' a couple of times … Continue reading Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (the movie)

CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL by Ayn Rand

I finally finished CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL by Ayn Rand.  I'd been struggling with it, because she writes with a precision and intensity on which my lazy reading style has difficulty focusing.  Regardless, she nails it.  I'll have to write a book about it sometime.  I recommend it.  The first 3 chapters are particularly cogent … Continue reading CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL by Ayn Rand

What are YOU reading?

But enough about you.  [Let me know anyway.  🙂 ]  I am far from the most avid reader one can find on the blog pages these days.  However... With the aim of tempering my non-fiction reading (current events, economics, politics, Ayn Rand) I have absorbed a lot of fiction in the past few months.  (The … Continue reading What are YOU reading?

CliffsNotes: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

I finished this great little review of the subject epic tome. A friend suggested this and CliffsNotes: FOUNTAINHEAD as good summaries to enhance one's understanding of the books. I've read them both now and I heartily agree with his assessment. As it states in the beginning of Shrugged Notes, the summary is in no way a … Continue reading CliffsNotes: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”

..edited by Robert Mayhew. Why am I reading so much fiction these days? (See my recent blogs.) In order to take a breather from THIS scholarly tome. It's not that I'm suffocating. It's that such in-depth analysis of a such a meticulously hewn, crafted, carved, and sculpted literary work as Atlas Shrugged takes my breath away. … Continue reading Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”