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Post Re: "Atlas Shrugged" resources and helpful websites
Those that would like to learn more about the morality of Rand's in Atlas Shrugged, I recommend these books:

Ayn Rand's, The Virtue of Selfishness
Craig Biddle's, Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest And The Facts the Support It
Tara Smith's, Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist
Tara Smith's, Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality

Books on laissez-faire capitalism:

Ayn Rand's Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire by Andrew Bernstein
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

On her philosophy of Objectivism:

Objectivism: The philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff

In regards to romance:

The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason by Dr. Edwin Locke and Dr. Ellen Kenner

Good source to read about Rand's views on Man's Rights, The Nature Of Government, Structure of Government here:

http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer? ... d_writings


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Here is a helpful website The Association For Objective Law:
http://www.tafol.org/


Also The Objective Standard:
http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/index.asp

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The Objective Standard is a quarterly journal of culture and politics based on the idea that for every human concern-from personal matters to foreign policy, from the sciences to the arts, from education to legislation-there are demonstrably objective standards by reference to which we can assess what is true or false, good or bad, right or wrong. The purpose of the journal is to analyze and evaluate ideas, trends, events, and policies accordingly.

We maintain that the standards of both knowledge and value derive from the facts of reality; that truth is discovered only by means of reason (i.e., through observation and logic); that the factual requirements of man's life on earth determine his moral values; that the selfish pursuit of one's own life-serving goals is virtuous; and that individual rights are moral principles defining the fundamental requirements of a civilized society.

We stand opposed to the notion that the standards of knowledge and value are not factual but subjective (feeling-based) or other-worldly (faith-based); that truth is ultimately dictated by majority opinion or a "supernatural" being's will; that democratic consensus or "God's word" determines what is moral; that sacrifice for the common good or in obedience to "God's commands" is virtuous; and that rights are social conventions or "divine decrees."

In stark contrast to these philosophic approaches, ours is a philosophy of reality, reason, egoism, and laissez-faire capitalism. In a word, we uphold Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, and it serves as our frame of reference in analyzing the cultural and political issues of the day.





The Objective Standard blog, daily commentary from an Objectivist perspective, I highly recommend it:
http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/blog/index.php


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Post Re: "Atlas Shrugged" resources and helpful websites
Funny, you can take every one of those "objectivist" tenets and arrive at the conclusions of Karl Marx. In other words, "laissez faire capitalism" is a total non-sequitur, rather a "deus ex-machina," from those tenets.



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There are several forums out there in which you can find lively discussions about Rand and her works.

One I particularly like and recommend is http://www.ObjectivismOnline.com


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Visit the blog site of author of the Nine Inch Bride series at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107095387 ... 2928/posts for more anti-Rand insight.

Or visit the series web site at http://nineinchbride.com for info, excerpts and reviews of Book One Conundrum, "the antidote to Atlas Shrugged."

Book Two A Stone of Conscience is now available in preview exclusively at the web site.

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