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Ayn Rand and Capitalism Resources Guide: Welcome

Guide to assist researchers in locating information regarding Ayn Rand's published works and philosophy, as well as general capitalism resources

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Audio Interviews with Leonard Peikoff and Barbara Branden about Ayn Rand

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An Introduction to Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was a philosopher and author of many works of fiction and non-fiction. She is known for her philosophy of Objectivism, which she called a “philosophy for living on earth.”

You can use the tabs above to locate books, articles and websites about Ayn Rand, her life and philosophy.



The moral justification of capitalism does not lie in the altruist claim that it represents the best way to achieve 'the common good.' It is true that capitalism does--if that catch-phrase has any meaning--but this is merely a secondary consequence. The moral justification for capitalism lies in the fact that it is the only system consonant with man's rational nature, that it protects man's survival qua man, and that its ruling principle is: justice.

                                                                                                                              --Ayn Rand

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About the C-SPAN Video

Ayn Rand From American Writers archives May 12, 2002, 3-5pm ET on C-SPAN:

    Entire Program, 5/12/02
  • Eric Daniels, Political History Professor, Duke University
  • Jeff Britting, Filmmaker, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
  • Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand Scholar

    Interview with Ayn Rand from 1961

  • Panel Discussion: "Ayn Rand, Communism and the Hollywood Blacklist"

  • Panel Discussion: "The Fountainhead and Today's World"

  • Speech: Jeff Britting, Archivist, Ayn Rand Archives on "Ayn Rand and Hollywood: Soviet Film School to The Fountainhead"

  • To view, click on link below: