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Ayn Rand Institute’s Essay Competition on ‘Atlas Shrugged’: Submit by April 28; Cash Prize of Rs. 23 Lakhs

By: H.O.D | 13 Apr 2017 5:41 PM

ELIGIBILITY:

12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students

TOPICS:

  • Francisco d’Anconia says that the “words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.” What does he mean? What are today’s prevalent moral attitudes toward money? Do you agree with Francisco’s view? Explain why or why not.
  • Atlas Shrugged is both a celebration of business and a defense of it against widespread attacks. Judging from the novel, as well as from Ayn Rand’s essay “What Is Capitalism?” and her speech “America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business,” why does she think business should be defended and championed? What does she think is a proper defense of business, and why?
  • Ragnar Danneskjöld says he loves that which has rarely been loved, namely, human ability. What do you think he means? How does his position relate to the idea: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”? Do you agree or disagree with Ragnar’s attitude? Explain.

DEADLINE:

APRIL 28, 2017

PRIZES:

  • 1ST PLACE
    $20,000
    1 Winner
  • 2ND PLACE
    $2,000
    3 Winners
  • 3RD PLACE
    $1,000
    5 Winners
  • FINALISTS
    $100
    25 Winners
  • SEMIFINALISTS
    $50
    50 Winners

Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced.

Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the essay will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

Full details are here.

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