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Danger! Empathy and Psychopathy as Competing Value Systems in Politics and Economics

Marcella Mroczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcella Mroczkowski

Four to five percent of the population is born without a capacity for empathy. It is a neurological lack. A psychopath may be a genius and become a multimillionaire, but he will never be able to understand empathetic values.

Atlas Shrugged Filming Begins: Will it Be Worse Than Book?

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barrett Brown

After a half-century of false starts, filming has finally begun on a film version of Ayn Rand's final and most explanatory novel, Atlas Shrugged. The ...

Greenspan's Testimony: Will the 'Maestro' Face the Music?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Greenspan will attempt to obfuscate. He will condescend, lecture, and distract. For the sake of the country, and to understand how we arrived here, the Angelides Commission must not allow that to happen.

Goldman Sachs: Let Me Count the Ways You Offend Us

Marcella Mroczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcella Mroczkowski

How do you offend us, Goldman Sachs? Let me count the ways: nstead of investing that money to grow the economy you foster predatory lending to our more vulnerable citizens, to feed your derivative gambling.

Ayn Rand Resurgence

Ayn Rand | Marc AcitoDec 7th 2009 at 3:00PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"She's back!" screams the cover of Reason, the magazine "For Free Minds and Free Markets," featuring a photo of right-wing icon Ayn Rand looking suspi...

The Ghost of Free Market Past

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Campion

If Jesus and Ayn Rand had ever spent any time together in a locked room, neither would be able decide which of them was God.

The Insanity of Ayn Rand: The Fountain-Brain-Dead.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This movie is pro-selfishness and egoism (which is just egotism misspelled), and anti-altruism. It preaches, at length and in a superior tone, that Altruism is Bad. And it means it.

Why Ayn Rand Does Not Matter (and Viola Spolin Does)

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Bonifer

Viola Spolin's improvisation is a way for individuals to participate fully and authentically in the solving of problems.

The Fall of a Free Market Prophet

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The most interesting, and perhaps the most important, moment in philosophy in the last decade occurred on October 28, 2008, in a hearing of the House ...

Greenspan Shrugged? How Did Ayn Rand Influence Greenspan's Policy

wowOwow | Deborah Barrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In other words, Ayn Rand's theory of the "morality of self-interest" exactly parallels Alan Greenspan's testimony today about his now-shaken belief i...

Want To Be Happy, Dammit?

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

As we all know, the truest life theories are the ones which can withstand the test of time. And so I wanted to re-explore "happiness tips" from famous...

"Atlas Shrugged" Still A Must-Read For Many Corporate Execs

New York Times | Harriet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the most influential business books ever written is a 1,200-page novel published 50 years ago, on Oct. 12, 1957. It is still drawing readers; i...