Why Businessmen Need Philosophy
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“Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth,” wrote Ayn Rand. In the title essay of this collection, Leonard Peikoff applies this priciple to the world of business. He shows that certain philosophic ideas, such as reason, egoism and individualism, are needed to defend and protect the freedom of businessmen, while the opposite ideas, such as mysticism, altruism and collectivism (which dominate our universe) destroy that freedom. Other essays in this volume will help businessmen understand the crucial role of philosophy in free trade, free markets, health care and business ethics.