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An Orientation to Objectivism - Why Laissez-Faire? (MP3 download)

By Steve Simpson

 

Ayn Rand was a champion of capitalism — not of today’s mixture of freedom and government controls, but of “full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism.” Why does Rand think that it’s so important to uphold such a radical position (a position that even many libertarians do not take)? In this session Steve Simpson situates Rand’s view of a proper political-economic system within the broader context of her moral philosophy, explaining the fundamental principles that account for Rand’s uncompromising position.

This lecture was recorded at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2016 in Seattle, WA.

(MP3 download; 43.10 MB)