WJU Student Paper Reports on BB&T Grant

As reported here, Wheeling Jesuit University received a grant from BB&T for the teaching of Capitalism. The program will include Objectivism and will use Atlas Shrugged and Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand among other texts. The Students Paper of WJU, The Cardinal Connection, had a positive article about the new program. The article points out that “copies of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and other works on the morality of capitalism are going to be distributed to freshmen in the business major.” According to the article “Students overall appear to be excited about the new funds and classes.” Says one student:

Capitalism has been given a bad rap lately. Most people think it is merely about buying, buying, buying, and stepping all over the little guy as long as it will allow you to earn another cent or two. Perhaps this grant will be able to dispel the bad reputation that form of economic system has gained instead of furthering its bad rap.