Philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Ayn Rand are often identified as strong critics of altruism and arch advocates of egoism. In this essay, Stephen Hicks argues that Nietzsche and Rand have much in common in their critiques of altruism but almost nothing in common in their views on egoism.
BB&T’s initiative to fund programs on the moral foundations of capitalism is evaluated by reference to the criteria of academic freedom, integrity, and philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand’s status as an intellectual.
Hicks reviews Ayn Rand and Business. He argues that management professors Donna Greiner and Theodore Kinni have written a fine, short volume integrating Ayn Rand's moral theory with management theory and practice. This book will be useful to professionals seeking an introduction to the relevance of Objectivism's ethics to successful business practice.