Ayn Rand Archive

The New York Times Profiles BB&T’s Philosopher-Businessman CEO

August 2, 2009  ·  Category: Ayn Rand, Business Culture and Current Events
Over much of the last four decades, John A. Allison IV built BB&T from a local bank in North Carolina into a regional powerhouse that has weathered the economic crisis far better than many of its troubled ...
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Second Guessing The Maestro: Greenspan’s Reputation Under Fire

Indeed, recent research within the Federal Reserve suggests that many homeowners might have saved tens of thousands of dollars had they held adjustable-rate mortgages rather than fixed-rate mortgages during the past decade, though this would ...
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Caroline Baum: John Galt Plan Might Save US Financial System

March 19, 2008  ·  Category: Ayn Rand, Macro Economics, Politics
Mr. Thompson, President of the United States: The country is in a terrible state.  People are starving and giving up, the economy is falling to pieces, nobody is producing any longer.  We don't know what ...
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Barron’s Economics Columnist Pens Two Excellent Columns On The Gold Standard

February 25, 2008  ·  Category: Ayn Rand, Economics, Gold
The last two weeks, Barron's economics columnist Gene Epstein has written an excellent two part case for gold: "Greenspan Was Right: The Case for Gold, Part I" (subscription required) "Restoring Balance: The Case for Gold, Part II" (subscription ...
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The Atlasphere Publishes My Expanded Review Of “An American Hedge Fund”

November 7, 2007  ·  Category: Ayn Rand, Books, Top Gun Financial Planning
The Atlasphere, a site for fans of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged, has published my expanded review of An American Hedge Fund, by Tim Sykes: "The Odyssey of Star Stock Trader Tim Sykes".
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Uncle Ben: Shiznit

October 29, 2007  ·  Category: Ayn Rand, Federal Reserve, Humor
Shiznit, adj: (1) the best (2) the greatest in a certain category or universally (3) gaddam' phenomenal, bi-atch! In the spirit of "Malibu's Most Wanted", which I had the pleasure of watching last night, and on ...
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Victor Niederhoffer Runs Into Trouble …. Again

October 10, 2007  ·  Category: Ayn Rand, Business Culture and Current Events
"In America, they give you a second chance but not a third." - Victor Niederhoffer  In its most recent issue, The New Yorker ran a fascinating profile of trader and hedge fund manager Victor Niederhoffer. During the 1990s, Niederhoffer, ...
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50th Anniversary Of “Atlas Shrugged”; Thank You Ayn Rand

50 years ago today one of the truly great books of the 20th century was published: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.  The hostility evoked by any mention of Rand's name is of course a given.  But at root ...
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