Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 5, 2011
In her masterpiece of fiction, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand emphasizes three key classical liberal themes: individualism, suspicion of centralized power, and the importance of free markets. Learn More:https://www.learnliberty.org/
In this video, Prof. Jennifer Burns shows how Rand's plot and characters demonstrate these themes, principally through innovative entrepreneurs who are stifled by laws and regulations instituted by their competitors. In the world of Atlas Shrugged, free markets and individual liberty have been traded away for equality and security enforced by the government. Burns ends by reviving Rand's critical question: do you want to live in this kind of world?
LEARN MORE: Jennifer Burns is an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right. For more information, visit http://www.jenniferburns.org/.
LEARN LIBERTY Your resource for exploring the ideas of a free society. We tackle big questions about what makes a society free or prosperous and how we can improve the world we live in. Watch more at http://bit.ly/1UleLbP