Sunday, March 15, 2009
Rand in the Journal
Dr. Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute had an op-ed printed in the WSJ today. Here's the link. It's a very good, very concise explanation of why Rand has become so popular recently, and what her major contributions are to the national discourse. I think Brook really gets it, more than his intellectual predecessors, that pushing an ethics of rational self-interest in the context of the current crisis is the way to go. As opposed to getting up in front of a group and talking about Objectivism as a whole, talk to businesspeople and related audiences about what they know: their own interests. Then, when they're ripe, you can talk about metaphysics and the rest.