Let Us Alone!
In 1962 Ayn Rand accepted an invitation to write a weekly column in the Los Angeles Times. From current events and controversies, Rand was able to draw timeless lessons. In this radio program, Rand reads aloud three articles from her syndicated column: “Let Us Alone!”, “The Cold Civil War” and “The Man-Haters.” All three discuss aspects of capitalism, such as the nature of economic growth and the views of capitalism’s opponents, including the claim that governmental controls can “stimulate” growth. At the end Rand offers a brief analysis linking the columns together. These columns were later anthologized in The Ayn Rand Column (1991 and 1998).
The recording lasts 30 minutes.