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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.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway vs. Ken Lay's Enron: A Tale of Two Philosophies (MP3 download)

The Enron bankruptcy was one of the worst disasters in business history. Dr. Locke discusses the philosophical failures that were the deepest cause of the business failure especially the faulty epistemology and morality, which were the result of the philosophy of pragmatism.

What About Sweden? (MP3 download)

As proponents of laissez-faire capitalism, we routinely encounter the question: “What about Sweden?” Sweden is perceived by many as the ideal welfare state, in which everything “just works.” Consequently, it has served as a source of inspiration for the Left. For the same reason, it has left many defenders of capitalism perplexed or demoralized. Why? Because the...See More

What Everyone Can Do to Promote Freedom (MP3 download)

The struggle for individual rights is an intellectual one, primarily philosophic. A part of the struggle, therefore, is: What can everyone do to promote Ayn Rand’s books and ideas? But to be an effective activist, basic knowledge of economics and history are essential. What are a few good books the intelligent layman can master regarding economics and an accurate...See More

What It Takes to Win: A Workshop on Defending Capitalism (MP3 download)

In this workshop, Yaron Brook and Don Watkins lead a discussion concerning how to persuasively argue for capitalism. They address such questions as: Why don’t people accept capitalism? How do ideas such as altruism and collectivism influence the political policies people support? How can these ideas be effectively argued against? What are common ways Objectivists go...See More

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