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North Texas Objectivist Society (NTOS) Message Board › Wall Street Journal Blog: "Capitalism Shrugged: Should Ayn Rand Be Requ

Wall Street Journal Blog: "Capitalism Shrugged: Should Ayn Rand Be Required Reading?"

Old T.
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
Post #: 816
Wall Street Journal Blog:
"Capitalism Shrugged: Should Ayn Rand Be Required Reading?"
Posted by Heidi N. Moore

As we head into the weekend, we're thinking about Ayn Rand. And you should be, too, if you're worried about the current state of capitalism.

That's because BB&T, a North Carolina bank, has donated over $30 million to 27 universities, including the University of North Carolina Charlotte, with the understanding that "Atlas Shrugged" would become required reading for students, according to Bloomberg. Last month BB&T agreed to donate $2 million to the University of Texas at Austin to create a chair in Objectivism, which would be the first in the country.

Some will applaud, and some will shudder. Rand is the uncompromising author of individualist screeds that all came together under the philosophy of "Objectivism," which preaches the virtues of individuality and egoism --which, the author was always careful to say, is different from egotism.

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Scott C.
Dallas, TX
Post #: 76
I think you left out the most important quote: (typo is in the original)

"Deal Journal readers, we put the question to you: Should there be more Ayn Rand to instruct young, impressionable minds? Or is the problem with capitalism today too much Rand already?
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