Objectivism. The cornerstone philosophy developed in the early 20th century by Ayn Rand, an American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter. The essence of this philosophical system is best expressed in Rand’s own words, “the concept of man as a heroic being with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life with productive achievement as his noblest activity and reason as his only absolute.”

Born February 2, 1905 as Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum, she was raised and educated in Russia until moving to the United States in 1926. Her two bestselling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, both illustrated in detail her objectivist ideas.

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases while the citizens may act only by permission, which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history – the stage of rule by brute force.       – Ayn Rand