Derek Magill was a classics major who studied Latin in his free time. He went to school to learn about and discuss big ideas—not simply to find a job. Despite being a model liberal arts student, Magill ended up dropping out.
Magill explains that he dropped
Attendees of the 2017 Ayn Rand Student Conference are invited to participate in our fall semester writing competition. Competitors will write a short piece (800-1000) words reporting on one of the panels or speakers at the conference. Writers whose piece is complete and accepted for
In the first half of 2017, TU has done some amazing things. We've written about the ever-popular topics of Donald Trump, fake news, and Islamic totalitarianism among other controversial topics. We've also redesigned our website and relaunched our internship program.
This last achievement is one that we're particularly happy about.
Elan Journo is Director of Policy Research at the Ayn Rand Institute, author of Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism and co-author with Onkar Ghate of the book discussed here: Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack
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The Undercurrent seeks applications from qualified students to become part of our growing team. This fall we’ll hire up to two interns to work collaboratively via email with our editorial team, producing content for TU’s blog. Selected
In the Spring of 2016, we launched our first campus writing initiative, #CapitalistAndProud. With the successful conclusion of #CapitalistAndProud in December 2016, we’re proud to announce our latest initiative: #SelfishAndHappy.
In partnership with STRIVE, we’re calling on our readers everywhere to write to The Undercurrent to
The freedom to think, to create, to speak, and to pursue the values that I deem vital to my life is why I am capitalist and proud.
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Ayn Rand's achievement in philosophy is so immense that to do it
Capitalism has transformed the UK twice in its history. The first was the industrial revolution, when enterprise, competition and the drive for wealth creation
Because capitalism recognizes the use of my mind, obligates me to no one, and allows me to pay for a better education, I can pursue my passion and lead a rich, productive, and, most importantly, happy life. That is why I am capitalist and proud.