February 2, 2006
Edward L. Hudgins
Executive Director, The Objectivist
in a lively conversation
as part of Ayn Rand 101
Understanding the World through Ayn Rand's Eyes
On her 101st birthday,
Ayn Rand still offers us perspectives that explain the confused and chaotic world around us ... and
point us toward a better one.
Edward L. Hudgins is the Executive Director of
Center. Before this he was director of regulatory studies for the Cato Institute and editor of their Regulation magazine. Previously he was at the Heritage Foundation.
The goal of The Objectivist Center is to help create a new culture in our society, a culture with the entrepreneurial spirit of the new economy, a culture that affirms the core Objectivist values of reason, individualism, freedom and achievement.
The Center promotes these values by articulating their meaning and implications for contemporary issues in every field of cultural significance: intellectual trends, the arts, psychology and personal growth, social manners and mores, business issues and achievements, law and politics.
TOC's Summer Seminar this year will be in Orange, CA, from July 1 through 8.
The Center magazine, ''The New Individualist," reviews cultural and political trends from an individualist and Objectivist perspective.
TOC publishes and posts regular op-eds and "Reports from the Front."
It puts on a number of events and its scholars give public talks around the country and appear in most of the major news media outlets.