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Published by Ayn Rand Institute Press in [Marina del Ray, Calif.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Business ethics.,
  • Capitalism -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199).

Statementby Ayn Rand ; with additional articles by Leonard Peikoff ... [et al.] ; edited by Richard E. Ralston.
ContributionsPeikoff, Leonard., Ralston, Richard E.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHF5387 .R36 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination203 p. ;
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6890919M
ISBN 100962533629
LC Control Number00550785
OCLC/WorldCa41332781

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