Ayn Rand, the author of The Fountainhead and inventor of objectivism, was perhaps the foremost exponent of the unfettered philosophy of laissez-faire capitalism. She originated "the concept of man as a heroic being" with "productive achievement as his noblest activity". Her books and beliefs remain popular today. Eddie Lampert, the Wunderkind behind the recent merger of retailers Sears and Kmart, is apparently an advocate. (Why we want to make money, Telegraph.co.uk, 12/12/04.)
Monday, December 13, 2004
THE TELEGRAPH AND MONEY
Here is an excerpt from an article by Luke Johnson, chairman of Signature Restaurants and Channel 4.