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Ayn Rand serves the corporate elite.

Preston C. Enright
The list author says: "Most of us have been required to read Ayn Rand, the philosopher of Big Business, in high school or college. It's a shame we haven't been encouraged to read the many other philosophers who are much more interesting and accurate. It's not surprising though, with her dollar sign lapel pin and her advancement of the myth of lone entrepreneurs, Rand is a favorite of the power elite who have rigged the system at the expense of the rest of us.
Here are some thinkers, ideas and realities that the powers-that-be don't want us to explore."
The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed
The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed
Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and StickYou with the Bill)
Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and StickYou with the Bill)
"David Cay Johnston is a leading scholar on tax policy and how it advantages Big Business and the super rich."
Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right
Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right
"See also Thomas Frank's YouTube discussion of this book."
Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes
Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes
"This wise book is by none other than Bill Gates' father.  Gates, Sr. works with United for a Fair Economy, and he understands intimately the collective nature of our economy."
The Billionaires' Tea Party[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
The Billionaires' Tea Party[NON-US FORMAT, PAL]
"An expose of the big money behind the Tea Party movement and think tanks like Americans for Prosperity."
Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America
Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America
The Corporation
The Corporation
"This documentary helps people realize how governments, economies, and the minds of people have been colonized by corporations."
When Corporations Rule the World
When Corporations Rule the World
"David Korten has written several important books, this best-seller was one of his earlier works. He also is a regular contributor to 'Yes! Magazine.'"
Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity (Community Resilience Guides)
Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity (Community Resilience Guides)
"How local investing could create healthier communities and dethrone the economic royalty on Wall Street. See also his discussion of this book on YouTube."
There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America
There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America
"Americans desperately need to learn labor history and the on-going need for unions."
Blue Collar Jesus: How Christianity Supports Workers' Rights
Blue Collar Jesus: How Christianity Supports Workers' Rights
"It's ironic how so many right-wing Christians follow the teachings of an atheist like Rand who puts the love of money before compassion, justice and other values of the Prince of Peace."
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
Inside Job
Inside Job
"The Academy award winning documentary about the scams taking place on Wall Street."
99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It
99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It
"Chuck Collins is a co-founder of United for a Fair Economy."
Hot Coffee
Hot Coffee
"This documentary is a powerful expose of the corporatists who will harm the public in their jihad for profit growth."
Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth
Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth
"A captain of industry who is actually heroic.  Ray Anderson also appears in the documentary, 'The Corporation.'"
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
"Adam Smith would've been appalled by Rand and her followers."
The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too
The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too
Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul
Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul
The Ayn Rand Cult
The Ayn Rand Cult
Capitalism: A Love Story
Capitalism: A Love Story
"Another classic from Michael Moore."
America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy
America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy
"Gar Alperovitz talks about the rise of coops, worker-owned enterprises, credit unions, and other alternatives to the tyranny of crony capitalism."
Capitalism Hits the Fan: Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown
Capitalism Hits the Fan: Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown
"I saw this thoughtful critique of the system on LinkTV."
Objectivism and the Corruption of Rationality: A Critique of Ayn Rand's Epistemology
Objectivism and the Corruption of Rationality: A Critique of Ayn Rand's Epistemology
Are Capitalism, Objectivism, and Libertarianism Religions? Yes!
Are Capitalism, Objectivism, and Libertarianism Religions? Yes!
A People's History of the United States (Modern Classics)
A People's History of the United States (Modern Classics)
"Zinn's 'People's History' pays respect to countless people who Rand ignores or caricatures in her books."
The Seventeen Traditions
The Seventeen Traditions
"Ralph Nader presents values and principles for people who haven't loss their humanity to Rand's glorification of greed."
An Unreasonable Man
An Unreasonable Man
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
"One of the leading voices for global democracy, and a harsh critic of Monsanto and other agribusiness firms."
Government Is Good: An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution
Government Is Good: An Unapologetic Defense of a Vital Institution
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty (History of Communication)
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty (History of Communication)
"See also the related audio on YouTube, 'Corporations and Propaganda.'"
What Would Jefferson Do?: A Return to Democracy
What Would Jefferson Do?: A Return to Democracy
"Thom Hartmann also hosts a daily talk radio program. He often brings up Ayn Rand, and debates Objectivists."
Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence (International Studies in Philosophy)
Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence (International Studies in Philosophy)
"'Democracy begins in conversation.' - John Dewey"
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (Dover Value Editions)
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (Dover Value Editions)
"A classic on the importance of cooperation."
Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky
Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky
"See also the countless Chomsky lectures on YouTube.  His debate with Richard Perle and his conversation with Bill Moyers are especially good."
Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned!
Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned!
The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism
The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism
"A book on America's proud socialist history."
Yes! Magazine
Yes! Magazine
"A magazine that offers practical approaches to building a decent society, instead of a Randian dystopia."
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