Chris Hedges: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 18, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges, discusses the outsized influence of the writer, Ayn Rand, on America’s business and financial elite with New York University professor and author, Lisa Duggan.

Duggan’s new book is entitled “Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed.”

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

Abby Martin and Lowkey: Talking About Deadly Neoliberalism

Why Dave Rubin is NOT a Classical Liberal by The Anti-Social Socialist

How Do We Rent Our Lives? by The Anti-Social Socialist

Chris Hedges: The Tyranny of the Corporate Workplace

Chris Hedges and Lowkey: The Wreckage of Imperialism and Neoliberalism

The United States of Greed and Bullies

Traditional Libertarianism VS American Libertarianism by The Anti-Social Socialist

Chris Hedges: The Wreckage of Neoliberalism

8 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

  1. Excellent post.

    The trump people have definitely taken the Ronnie Raygun administration creed of “greed is good” to another level – “cruelty is good.”

    I was expected to read Anthem in high school and I couldn’t get through it.

  2. Correction to the Graphic: “… anyone might read PART of one of her books, the people who read ALL OF one need professional help….. “

  3. Human beings are social animals. We thrive in communities when we work together for the common good. We are healthier, happier, more productive and better human beings when our work has real value and meaning.
    Neo-liberalism is killing us. It is contrary to our human nature and it is destroying our Mother Nature
    Capitalism is a failure.
    I wonder how long it will take us to realize that and consider and act on effective alternatives.
    Or is it already too late…

  4. The spiritual and creative vacuum that many people feel is a longing for fulfilment or purpose.
    Greed and its ilk rush in and try to fill that vacuum.
    A spiritual (non religious) and creative Life, along with Love of course, results in a state of equanimity.

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