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STRIVECon Recap: Questions and Clarifications on Self-Interest in Ayn Rand’s Philosophy

From November 6th-8th, enterprising students from across the country (and even beyond) gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for STRIVE’s annual student conference. At this year’s event, on “The Morality of Value Creation and Trade,” students attended lectures and breakout sessions by entrepreneurs, professionals, and intellectuals on the philosophical and business principles necessary to create and trade […]

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STRIVECon Recap: “The Spirit of Atlas Shrugged is Alive in Silicon Valley” by Jason Crawford

From November 6th-8th, enterprising students from across the country (and even beyond) gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for STRIVE’s annual student conference. At this year’s event, on “The Morality of Value Creation and Trade,” students attended lectures and breakout sessions by entrepreneurs, professionals, and intellectuals on the philosophical and business principles necessary to create and trade […]

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STRIVECon Recap: “Value Creation in Law” with Steve Simpson, Paul Beard, and Matthew Gerber

From November 6th-8th, enterprising students from across the country (and even beyond) gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for STRIVE’s annual student conference. At this year’s event, on “The Morality of Value Creation and Trade,” students attended lectures and breakout sessions by entrepreneurs, professionals, and intellectuals on the philosophical and business principles necessary to create and trade […]

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Paris Attacks Acts of War and Warrant Response: An Interview with Elan Journo

Since the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, there has been much debate concerning their motivation and what the Western response should be. To get clarity on these issues, The Undercurrent’s Sarah Martinson took the time to talk to the Ayn Rand Institute’s foreign policy expert, Elan Journo. Journo has done extensive research on the Middle […]

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Goal-Setting with Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Coughlin is a professional competitive swimmer, and one of the most decorated athletes in the history of American swimming. She has won a total of sixty medals in major international competition, including twelve Olympic medals and eight World Championship titles. In 2012, the year of the London Olympics, Coughlin experienced the letdown of her […]

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From Homelessness to Happiness: The Story of Tom Richardson’s Life-Changing Idea

Walking the streets of downtown Raleigh, Tom Richardson saw a man wearing a black t-shirt with the word “really” displayed in white letters. A few blocks later, a woman wearing a light green t-shirt with the word “obviously” printed on it walked past him. Although others around him weren’t surprised by the shirts, Richardson was. […]

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Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System: An Interview with Tara Smith

Dr. Tara Smith is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Moral Rights and Political Freedom, Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality, and Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist. Dr. Smith currently holds the BB&T Chair for the […]