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Chicago Reach for the Stars

Jonathan Hoenig, Shoshana Milgram, Stephen Siek

Presented at: OCON 2013

Date: Jul 05, 2013

Chicago was Ayn Rand’s first home in the United States. After her initial stay in 1926, she returned to the city several times. In this general session talk, Shoshana Milgram discusses Ayn Rand’s visit with her American family, her systematic viewing of and evaluating of films and film stars, and the fruit of these experiences in her later life and brilliant work.

Stephen Siek explores Chicago’s prominent architecture, skyscrapers and Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in particular. He also prepares us for a Chicago-area tour of Frank Lloyd Wright homes that will take place on Friday, July 12.

Jonathan Hoenig introduces us to one of the most important industries in our host town, commodities trading. He covers the history and present day of Chicago futures markets and shows why an ambitious trader is, in Ayn Rand’s words, “a man of justice.” 

A general Q&A session follows.

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Handout: none