The Heart of Civilization

“Those oil wells, Eddie thought suddenly, didn’t they have something in common with the blood vessels on the map? Wasn’t that the way the red stream of Taggart Transcontinental had shot across the country, years ago, a feat that seemed incredible now? He thought of the oil wells spouting a black stream that ran over a continent almost faster than the trains of the Phoenix-Durango could carry it. That oil field had been only a rocky patch in the mountains of Colorado, given up as exhausted long ago. Ellis Wyatt’s father had managed to squeeze an obscure living to the end of his days, out of the dying oil wells. Now it was as if somebody had given a shot of adrenalin to the heart of the mountain, the heart had started pumping, the black blood had burst through the rocks—of course it’s blood, thought Eddie Willers, because blood is supposed to feed, to give life, and that is what Wyatt Oil had done.” Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Henry Ford: Productive Genius

The Amazing Life of Henry Ford

“The highest type of human being-the self-made man-the American industrialist” – Ayn Rand

Andrew Carnegie: Titan of Industry

The Amazing Life of Andrew Carnegie

“The highest type of human being-the self-made man-the American industrialist” – Ayn Rand

The Mecca of the Mind

The Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong is part of the People’s Republic of China, but it governs its own affairs on a day-to-day basis and enjoys a wide range of freedoms under the territory’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law. Hong Kong boasts one of the world’s most prosperous economies, thanks to small government, low taxes, and light regulation. It has been consistently rated as the freest nation in the world.