Grants Get Ayn Rand's Ideas into Kentucky Universities

The late philosopher Ayn Rand advocated abolishing all forms of government intervention in the economy. And lately, she’s been in the spotlight — with reported sales spikes of her 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged and two new books out about her. But even before markets tumbled last October, the study of Rand had been getting attention […]

Bank Executive Opposes Regulating Financial Industry

The former chief executive officer of BB&T spoke at the University of Louisville yesterday about his business philosophy, and offered opinions on current financial issues. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. John Allison spoke at the university’s College of Business, which received a $1 million grant from BB&T’s foundation to create a course and other activities […]

U of L Gets $1 Million to Offer Courses on Ayn Rand's Ideas

The University of Louisville’s College of Business has received a $1 million dollar grant to create a course and other activities based on the economic philosophy of the late Ayn Rand. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The grant comes from the BB&T Corporation, whose CEO, John Allison, calls Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” “the best defense […]