Ayn Rand ( Али́са Зино́вьевна Розенба́ум) 1905 – 1982
“There is no such entity as “society,” since society is only a number of individual men.”
The principle of trade is the only rational ethical principle for all human relationships, personal and social, private and public, spiritual and material. It is the principle of justice.
When I say “capitalism,” I mean a full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism—with a separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of state and church. A pure system of capitalism has never yet existed, not even in America; various degrees of government control had been undercutting and distorting it from the start. Capitalism is not the system of the past; it is the system of the future—if mankind is to have a future.
Night of January 16th. Stage play 1934. Produced in Los Angeles as Woman on Trial, then on Broadway as Night of January 16th.
We the Living. New York, Macmillan 1936.
Anthem. Cassell and Company, London 1938.
The Fountainhead. Bobbs-Merrill, New York 1943
Atlas Shrugged. Random House, New York 1957.
For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. Random House, New York 1961.
The Virtue of Selfishness 1964. The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism. New American Library, New York. 1964.
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York: New American Library 1966.
The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature. New York: The World Publishing 1969.
The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. New York: New American Library 1971.
Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. New York: New American Library 1979.
Philosophy: Who Needs It. Edited by Leonard Peikoff. Bobbs-Merrill, New York 1982.