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Watch the 8-minute interview of Ayn Rand embedded below. In it, Rand explains why she finds objectivism superior to altruism. Note, you will hear an interviewer (Mike Wallace) present some counter-arguments, to pressure her to persuade the viewer of her opinions. Thus, this video presents Rand’s viewpoints as well as counter-arguments against objectivism.
After watching the video, respond to the question below:
Do you agree with Ayn Rand that objectivism (the moral pursuit of self-interest) is preferable to altruism (sacrifice with no expectation of personal gain)? Why or why not?
Type a response of 300-words or more
Provide a quote from the video (you can turn on subtitles to help with finding a quote)
Provide a concrete EXAMPLE to support your claim in favor or against objectivism