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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 5, No. 04) [PDF]

Vol. 5, No. 4, contains the following: “Lithuania’s Plight”: The betrayal of Lithuania for the sake of Soviet “stability.” “The Rushdie Surrender”: Craven helplessness (with some exceptions) by America and the West in standing up to threats of censorship and murder from a medieval tyranny. This issue also contains short notes. Publication date: April 30, 1990

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 5, No. 05) [PDF]

Vol. 5, No. 5, contains the following: “Missing Principles on Iraq”: America’s compromising appeasement which encouraged Saddam Hussein’s brutality. This issue also contains short notes. Publication date: October 17, 1990

The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 5, No. 06) [PDF]

Vol. 5, No. 6, contains the following: “A Final Announcement”: On TIA’s closing, and its re-opening in a new format. “U.S. Interests in the Persian Gulf”: The dichotomy between our clearly defined, successful military operations and our indecisive, self-contradictory foreign-policy goals in the Persian Gulf War. This issue also contains short notes. Publication...See More

The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Hailed by Forbes magazine as “one of the most important books of the year,” John A. Allison’s breakout bestseller The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure came as a much-needed wake-up call at a time when capitalism itself was under fire. Now the award-winning CEO applies his vast experience and insight to unlocking the key to our long-term economic and...See More
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The Prime Movers: Traits of the Great Wealth Creators

Updated second edition. What enables the "Prime Movers"- businessmen like Andrew Carnegie, James Hill, Bill Gates- to create wealth on such a vast scale? (Softcover; 210 pages)
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The Smartphone War and “Patent Trolls”—What They Mean to You (MP3 download)

There are widespread complaints today that the “patent system is broken” and that the “smart phone wars” and “patent trolls” are killing innovation. Yet patented innovation has revolutionized our lives today—tablet computers, smart phones and antiviral drugs are just a few of these modern marvels. How to make sense of this contradiction? This talk answers that...See More

Topics in Intellectual Property: The Computer and Biotech Revolutions (MP3 download)

The patent system made possible the biotech and computer revolutions, because it secured to innovators their intellectual property rights. The course canvasses the history of the technological and legal developments, showing how courts used objective legal principles to identify what new values should be secured as property rights, such as extending patent...See More

Traits of Business Heroes (MP3 download)

America's business heroes perform prodigious feats of production, discovering what no one before them had. What separates these innovators from the mediocrities?

Understanding the Arguments for Universal Health Care (MP3 download)

Universal health care, a system in which the government guarantees each citizen a certain level of medical care, is considered by many an ideal. In countries that have it, medicine is said to be cheaper, of better quality and more fairly distributed. This talk explains the alleged ideal of universal health care and then challenges it.

Unions and Business Regulations (MP3 download)

This panel discussion with Tom Bowden, Michael Leven and Edwin A. Locke was delivered at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2014 in Las Vegas.

Vanderbilt and American Free Enterprise (MP3 download)

The history of American business in the 19th century is an inspiring story of accomplishment and innovation. This lecture examines the life and achievements of one of America's great businessmen of that era: Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt. (Audio; 94 min., with Q & A)

Wal-Mart: The Story of the World's Greatest Retailer (MP3 download)

This course will discuss how Sam Walton, beginning with a five-and-dime store in a small Arkansas town, grew Wal-Mart into what became the world's largest retailer.

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