Radicals for Capitalism: The Enduring Power of Ayn Rand's Ideas


On November 2, Reason celebrated the launch of Reason.tv's 10-part series on Ayn Rand's influence and reach in contemporary America with a rollicking panel discussion in our Washington, D.C. office.

Among the speakers:

Nick Gillespie, editor in chief, Reason.com and Reason.tv, discussing Rand's place in popular culture.

Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason senior editor, asking "WWRD" (what would Rand do) when it comes to contemporary politics.

Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center economist and Reason columnist, analyzing the impact of Rand on libertarians in Europe.

Patrick Reasonover, Duncan Scott Productions, discussing the release of a new, specially restored DVD edition of the 1942 Italian production of Rand's We the Living.

This video includes a showing of a special trailer for We the Living and is followed by a lively audience Q&A session. Approximately 40 minutes. Shot and edited by Meredith Bragg.

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And watch the whole Radicals series, which includes interviews with Reason Foundation Co-Founder Bob Poole, author Barbara Branden, psychologist Nathaniel Branden, and much more at Reason.tv or YouTube. For an archive of new Reason stories on Rand, including staff reviews of two new critical biographies of the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, go here.