Why Businessmen Need Philosophy : The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 4/5/2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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The intellectual tooks every business person needs in the boardroom. Includes two rare essays by Ayn Rand! With government and the media blaming big business for the world economic crisis, capitalism needs all the help it can get. It's the perfect time for this collection of essays presenting a philosophical defense of capitalism by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist intellectuals. Essential and practical, Why Businessmen Need Philosophyreveals the importance of maintaining philosophical principles in the corporate environment at all levels of business from daily operations to executive decisions, and provides the tactical and tactful rational thinking required to defend companies from ideological attacks.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. vii
Do Businessmen Really Need Philosophy?
Why Businessmen Need Philosophyp. 3
Philosophy: The Ultimate CEOp. 19
"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."p. 35
The Businessmen's Crucial Role: Material Men of the Mindp. 43
The Money-Making Personalityp. 65
Why Is Business "Public Enemy #1"?
America's Persecuted Minority: Big Businessp. 77
The Philosophical Origins of Antitrustp. 97
The Morality of Moneylending: A Short Historyp. 109
Why Conservatives Can't Stop the Growth of the Statep. 147
The Philosophy of Privation: Environmentalism Unveiledp. 169
Energy Privation: The Environmentalist Campaign Against Energyp. 193
Doesn't Business Require Compromise?
The Anatomy of Compromisep. 225
Why Should One Act On Principle?p. 233
A Defense for Businessmen
Atlas Shrugged: America's Second Declaration of Independencep. 251
The Dollar and the Gunp. 267
An Answer for Businessmenp. 277
"You're guilty of a great sin, Mr. Rearden."p. 281
The Sanction of the Victimsp. 289
"I work for nothing but my own profit."p. 299
Modern Managementp. 303
Additional Resources
About Ayn Randp. 309
About Atlas Shruggedp. 309
Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Objectivismp. 309
The Morality of Capitalismp. 310
Ayn Rand's Fictionp. 310
Ayn Rand's Nonfictionp. 310
About the Contributors
About the Contributorsp. 315
About the Ayn Rand Institutep. 317
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