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Blaming Ayn Rand for the 2010 Financial Crisis
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 5/26, 8:56am

The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis by Darryl Cunningham (Abrams, 2015) is a closely written and tightly integrated misinterpretation of Ayn Rand’s life, her works, her philosophy of Objectivism, and the causes of the market collapses of 2007-2010.

Age of Selfishness by Darryl Cunningham
Cunningham takes the time to make his case. The 231 pages begin with Ayn Rand’s life (Part One), explain the details of the financial contractions (Part Two), and then tie the first to the second (Part Three). His sources include biographies of Ayn Rand by her nominal admirers, Barbara Branden, Ann Heller, and Jennifer Burns. Ultimately, the thesis is not supported because the summary rests on omissions, flaws, and fallacies. Of necessity, the author contradicts himself.


Review here: https://necessaryfacts.blogspot.com/2018/05/blaming-ayn-rand-for-2010-financial.html



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