Links

Fiction

Sisyphus Shrugged on Facebook and GoodReads.

The story of Evelyn and Ryan continues in Money’s Men.

Dagny is Wrong After All“, a short story by DeviantArt user “Lawfair”

Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Current Financial Crisis“, by Jeremiah Tucker

IandYou

Beverly Garside’s graphic novel I and You takes place in 2098, in the Randian Republic of Atlantis!

Stephen L. Goldstein’s Atlas Drugged.

Kenneth V. Krawchuk’s Atlas Snubbed (be warned: his position is that Rand wasn’t libertarian enough).

My favorite story on business: The Lorax.

My favorite story on the compassion of both generosity and regulation: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Straight from the horse’s mouth, and the horse’s admirers: the Ayn Rand Institute.


Fact

Adam Lee’s chapter-by-chapter dissection of Atlas Shrugged on Patheos. I agree with most of his analysis, and you owe it to yourself to read his brilliant discussion of Rand’s logical flaws.

WhyAynRandisWrong

Levi Asher’s psychological analysis of Rand and Objectivism, Why Ayn Rand Is Wrong (and Why It Matters).  He treats the idea that humans are basically self-interested with the respect it deserves and rebuts it successfully with three separate arguments: that the premise is never checked (the biggest Randian no-no, and yet she was guiltiest of this of all!); that each of us possesses an individual self and a collective self; and that even the individual self as described by Descartes, that of the thinking self, is not limited to the physical self or its physical needs. Once we understand that our thinking and feeling go beyond our bodies—that they are are, in fact, affected by other human beings—, we accept we are not only interdependent but connected with all other living beings.

Coming to Grips with my Ayn Rand Phase“, blog entry by Alex Knepper

Wikipedia’s page on Alisa Zinov’yevna “Ayn Rand” Rosenbaum/O’Connor.

Robert Reich’s documentary Inequality for All.  In this documentary he outlines the problem of excessive income inequality (how much is too much?), its causes, and solutions.  Mr. Reich makes some of the same points I do in my story, but he does so in a shorter and more visually-appealing way.