Yaron Brook in Toronto - The Fight Against Altruism (by JustRightMedia)
Ayn Rand interviewed by Louis Rukeyser (1981)
AR talks about how businessmen should boycott the universities that preach that capitalism is evil, and that businessmen should embrace philosophy.
ARI Press Release
May 14, 2013
Ayn Rand Hits a Million…Again!
Atlas Shrugged Author Sells 1,000,000 Books in 2012
IRVINE, Calif.—Thirty years after her death, novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand is still selling a lot of books, a million to be precise. The popular author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead has sold 1,000,000 copies of all of her titles in 2012.
2012 saw Atlas Shrugged sell 359,105 copies, its third highest total of all time, behind 2009 (#1) and 2011 (#2).
As the decades move along Rand has only gotten more popular. Atlas Shrugged was a bestseller in Rand’s day, but it’s selling more than ever in the 2010s. Annual purchases of Atlas Shrugged by decade averaged:
- 1980s — 74,300 per year
- 1990s — 95,300 per year
- 2000s — 167,028 per year
- 2010s — 303,523 per year
To date Rand’s books have sold a total of 29,500,000 copies. 2,962,876 of these have been requested from the Ayn Rand Institute by American school teachers.
Long after he had established himself as one of America’s leading businessmen, as well as history’s greatest steelmaker, Andrew Carnegie reflected that “We all live in the richest and freest country in the world, where no man is limited except by his own mental attitude and his own desires.”
At the time—a decade or so before the First World War—Carnegie’s attitude was nearly universal. In America, anyone could carve out a better life for himself if he worked hard. Today, Carnegie’s attitude is considered almost quaint….
(Reuters) - Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
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