Video: The Sanction of the Victims

In the lecture, Rand admonishes American businessmen for apologizing for capitalism and for, in some cases, directly funding detractors of the free market. Notably, she says that “It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers.” She also...

Who Runs Taggart Transcontinental?

The following is an excerpt from Atlas Shrugged. Copyright © 1957 by Ayn Rand. Copyright renewed © 1985 by Eugene Winick, Paul Gitlin, and Leonard Peikoff. Reprinted by permission.She sat at the window of the train, her head thrown back, one leg stretched across to...

Marilyn Monroe: Through Your Most Grievous Fault

This commentary by Ayn Rand, excerpted from The Voice of Reason, was originally published two weeks after Marilyn Monroe’s death on August 5, 1962. The death of Marilyn Monroe shocked people with an impact different from their reaction to the death of any other...
“Francisco’s Money Speech”

“Francisco’s Money Speech”

The following is an excerpt from Atlas Shrugged, © Copyright, 1957, by Ayn Rand. It is reprinted in Capitalism Magazine by permission of the Estate of Ayn Rand.May not be reproduced elsewhere without the permission of her Estate. “So you think that money is the...