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The Resource The Age of Selfishness

The Age of Selfishness

Label
The Age of Selfishness
Title
The Age of Selfishness
Statement of responsibility
Darryl Cunningham ; introduction by Michael Goodwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sympathetic but deeply critical biography of [Ayn] Rand and the eventual role of libertarian philosophy in the recent financial crisis" (New York Times Book Review). Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham's latest work of graphic nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand's biography to illuminate the policies that led to the economic crash in the US and in Europe, and how her philosophy continues to affect today's politics and policies, starting with her most noted disciple, economist Alan Greenspan (former chairman of the Federal Reserve). Cunningham also shows how right-wing conservatives, libertarians, and the Tea Party movement have co-opted Rand's teachings (and inherent contradictions) to promote personal gain and profit at the expense of the middle class. Tackling the complexities of economics by distilling them down to a series of concepts accessible to all age groups, Cunningham ultimately delivers a devastating analysis of our current economic world. "This book is a superb example of how powerful graphic nonfiction can be in taking complex events and making them frighteningly clear." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "There are moments of brilliance here and excellent economic explication." —Library Journal "This is a well-researched, detail-packed book that I'll need to read a few more times to fully digest." —Boing Boing
Summary
Examines, in graphic novel format, how the teachings of Ayn Rand impacted the global financial crisis of 2008
Writing style
Illustration
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10414183
Cataloging source
DLC
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  • Cunningham, Darryl
  • Goodwin, Michael
Dewey number
174.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Business
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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Ayn Rand, morality, and the financial crisis
Label
The Age of Selfishness
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781613127674
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Age of Selfishness
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f6d7bd59-3d47-4bcc-9f6e-619d741a00dc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781613127674
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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