Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

by Jason Stotts

The Objective Standard (TOS) is once again offering an essay contest on Atlas Shrugged this year.  Details of which can be found at http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/essay/.  I encourage anyone who’s read the book and enjoys it and who might not mind a little extra money, to submit an essay.

In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand dramatizes the principle that “there are no conflicts of interest among rational men, men who do not desire the unearned . . . men who neither make sacrifices nor accept them.” Elucidate and concretize this principle using examples from both Atlas and real life.

Prizes
First place: $2,000 cash plus publication in TOS
Second place: $750 cash
Third place: $300 cash

Eligibility
The contest is open to anyone aged 18 years or older.

Submission Deadline and Announcement of Winners
Essays must be received by August 15, 2011. Winners will be announced on October 15, 2011.

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