Further exploration

  • The Internet Encylcopedia Page on Egoism An in-depth account of the varieties of egoism. It takes a different approach to ethical egoism, by distinguishing it from “rational egoism” but the discussion overlaps the one given here.

  • Ayn Rand was and remains a controversial figure. She is often criticized by philosophers as an unsophisticated, ideologically motivated and not very good novelist who developed a cult-like following. And yet her ideas have been enormously influential in American culture and politics with followers ranging from Alan Greenspan to Donald Trump. Read more about her and her influence in this article.

  • Markets and Morals: For more on the topic of free market approaches to social decision-making and their limitations, this collection of interviews and articles by and about Michael Sandel’s work on this topic is a great place to start.

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