Yaron Brook Takes on Myth Busting the Ideas of Ayn Rand, An Interview with Nigel Howitt

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1y Jun 15, 2020

In this episode Yaron Brook chats with NigelHorwitt, host of the podcast Living Outside the Matrix. Nigel presents myths around Ayn Rand's ideas, and Yaron busts the mainstream media ill conceived interpretations.
Timings are approximate

01:00 – About Yaron Brook
02:35 – Introducing Ayn Rand
05:15 – Ayn Rand’s ideas in a nutshell
07:10 – The Matrix metaphor explained
09:00 – Finding truth and busting myths
10:30 – The myth that socialism is a solution
14:10 – The individual
14:50 - The failure of socialism.
17:00 – Control and exploitation through indoctrinating towards living for others.
19:05 – The myth of Statism
20:45 – The non-discrimination of the welfare state
24:35 – The failure of Venezuela
28:30 – Definition of Capitalism as a system of freedom
31:00 - the benefits of Capitalism
33:20 - The myth of capitalism persists due to Altruism
34:15 - The myth of Altruism
36:15 - The link between the myths of Altruism and Capitalism
37:10 - Rational self-interest is the only self-interest
38:20 - The myth that we create our own reality - subjectivism
39:30 - Absorbing Philosophical convictions by cultural osmosis
40:00 - The power and necessity of reason
42:00 - Philosophy off the agenda of modern 'education'
42:10 - Religion as a poor man's philosophy
43:15 - The importance of thinking
44:20 - The nature of emotions
47:20 - Hunches and intuition
49:05 - The myth that mysticism is a valid means to knowledge
50:50 - The myth of One-ness (spiritual collectivism)
52:30 - A look to the future

Recorded by Nigel Howitt on March 30, 2018 as a virtual interview. For more podcasts with Nigel Howitt see the Lawful Rebel podcast station at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbhNffwvqIMj-_r7g0pA1Vg or go to the Lawful Rebel Website at http://www.lawfulrebel.com.

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About Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook, Radical for Capitalism, discusses news, culture and politics from the principled perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Yaron is the executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and a world class speaker.


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