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The Age of Rand – Imagining an Objectivist Future World.
Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2006-11-20 21:49
By accident I stumbled upon these two items at once.
The first is a video clip from March this year of an interview on a Manhattan Libertarian TV programme called “Hardfire” with the author Frederick Cookinham about his book “The Age of Rand – Imagining an Objectivist Future World.” The author claims that there will be an “Age of Rand” 50-100 years from now.
The second came up today in an article from the Times that claims “we are all Friedmen now.”
“Keynes died in 1946; the world of the next quarter century was a Keynesian world, which came to an end only in the 1970s. Marx, like Ricardo, had an influence that lasted for about a century; he died in 1883 and the Soviet system fell apart in 1989. There is no doubt about the influence of Friedman and the Chicago School on world policy, or, more particularly, on Britain. Although Margaret Thatcher was personally closer to Friedrich Hayek, Thatcherism itself was more of a Friedmanite than an Austrian policy.”
So, I was wondering. What do people here think of the future for Objectivism and will there be a new "Age of Rand"?
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