©1946 Ayn Rand; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks
I would recommend it. Ayn Rand is currently an influential author. However, her reasoning is frequently weak. There is, however, one insight that comes early in the book that is important and deserving of more attention than it is receiving. Rand reminds us that an economic order without a moral and ethical foundation is bound to fail.
The book is about how capitalism is the best system for humanity and leise-faire capitalism (totally free market economy without any government intervention) is the best for the humanity. The author is wrong in some points. Economically it is proven that markets are not always efficient and free markets do not always output the optimum for the society. (you can read some game theory and strategy books about it) Actually, the author does not care about society a lot. She says, individualism is the most beneficial idea, and if everybody behaves selfishly, it will also be the best for the humanity, which is not.
John Nash actually proved this in 1950s but Ayn Rand did not appear to accept this phenomenon. Although I agree in many points in the book how capitalism is the most free system, it does not mean that it is the best system for the society. Capitalism still cannot solve the ever increasing income gap between the poor and the rich. This gap continuously widens.
If you like to hear how you can consume and comsume some more without consequence then Rand is for you. There is, however, nothing revolutionary about this book.
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