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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 5 million listens. Investments, economics, decision-making, human behavior & entrepreneurship--all passionately explored. Guests include Nobel Prize winners Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. Also: James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. All 500+ eps at www.trendfollowingradio.com/rss.
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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 5 million listens. Investments, economics, decision-making, human behavior & entrepreneurship--all passionately explored. Guests include Nobel Prize winners Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. Also: James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. All 500+ eps at www.trendfollowingradio.com/rss.

Dec 23, 2016

Phil Donahue and Ayn Rand are on the podcast today, but one of them is of course dead. Rand is best known for her two best selling novels, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” Michael plays two clips of Donahue interviewing Rand. Rand is controversial, but her thinking is accurate and clear. She breaks down altruism, government regulation, free market, monopoly, God, feminism, terrorism, and many more topics. You may not agree with her on all points, but there is inspiration to be taken away from her passion and to-the-point thinking.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

  • Altruism
  • Government regulation
  • Acting on faith
  • Living by emotion, not reason
  • Women’s rights
  • Religion
  • Monopoly
  • Spending money on the un-gifted minds rather than the gifted
  • A “me” society
  • Definition of a dictator
1 Comments
  • over two months ago
    FacilitatorPeterW
    Ayn Rand is a thinker, thus i enjoy her.

    What Ayn is espousing is mostly what Gods Intelligent Structural Design espouses. Go to GodsVerifiableTeachings.org to understand.

    Then she contradicts herself by saying that GISD does not exist. Yet she ackowledges that the Universe has order and there is an invidible hand called competition, thus, she is repeatedly blind to her contradictions.

    The reason I believe for her blindness is her history and she lives in an Academic World.

    I have an altruism streak in me. I have no doubt. i am not all that pleased that I was so born, but this follows GISD. I also believe that I should live well both, Financially and Emotionally.

    Ayn suggests that government has a purpose, this is real, as, without Government supporting a Military to defend its People they would become the Slaves of another People.

    This is exactly what Government teaches you and it is true.

    What the Government is NOT telling you and
    Ayn does not see it, that those who wish to be Rich and Powerful must not only make enough money to satisify themselves, but must make more than they want, as they must use Money to CONTROL Government to survive, otherwise Ayn's thesis would Rule.

    Ayn states that we should not give Corporations monopolies. I agree, this is why Citizens should have the power to Control their Governors, we have not done so, thus GISD has and is punishing us.

    The reason for her error is her history, as it has caused her to wear blinders, as one would fit a horse, thus she does not recognise or understand unfettered Capitalism. She only sees responsible Capitalism.

    Thus Switzerland, whose Citizens must vote every four months to appove or disapprove all major laws has the highest Standard of living of all so called Democracies.

    Nearly all nations are created by those who wish to enslave, however they need puppets up front to encourage the Sheeple to agree. All Empires rise and fall for the exact same reason.

    Thus GISD caused the Powerful Spanish Armada to be sunk - defeated by the much smaller British Warships.

    today we have those small ships tearing apart the Huge Spanish Galleons.

    Ayn stated that she did not agree to do this interview to be judged. Yet she espouses opinions, thus by her own teachings, competitions states that she will be judged, yet she refuses to see the contradicion.

    At 35.54 time period, it appears to me that Ayn is Jewish and Prejudice, further she contracdicts her previous statement, that Government should not provide charity, as Israel cannot survive without the financial and military Charity of the US, as Arab outrage and competition would destroy Israel. Further this Money was taken by force from the US Citizens.

    Further she appears to me to believe in slavery, of those, who are not advantaged as others.

    further is is interesting that she agrees that Evil exists, therefore Righteousness exists, further she believes in Morality, yet she previously olnly agreed that Competition exists, at least that is what it sounds to me.

    It appears to me that her main p;roblem is her false defination of God. Go to GodsVerifiableTeachings.org to understand.

    Further it appears to me that when she does not like a question , she obliquely changes the subject.

    I think she is an Intellectual Phoney, who uses her intellect to provide her a feeling of superiority and income.

    She believes that speaking her philosophy is not using force. All actions are acts of Force, as such, you are responsible for your actions. Only private thoughts are without force, as they do not affect anyone else.