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On The Virtue of Selfishness

Ayn Rand

Presented at: Les Crane Show Interview

Date: Dec 15, 1964

In this interview, Ayn Rand explains why she considers selfishness to be a virtue. The host challenges Rand on a number of issues, including the purpose of government, government financing without mandatory taxation, business regulations, Christian ethics, the welfare of the poor under free-market capitalism and the idea that successful individuals owe a debt to society.


Parts: 1

Handout: none