Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Signet, 1967 - Political Science - 349 pages
The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene.
This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand which did not appear in the hardcover edition: The Wreckage of the Consensus," which presents the Objectivists views on Vietnam and the draft; and Requiem for Man," an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.
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Rand uses very clear and concise wording to make a well-reasoned argument, which supports itself throughout her analysis of capitalism. I found this to be a joy to read because Rand shows no bias toward either major political party. Rand provides the true definition of capitalism--the use of non-aggression against one's neighbor, which so happens to be the founding principles of the United States. Very refreshing!!!