Nathaniel Branden on Self‐Esteem and Libertarianism
Branden discusses the societal harms of the entitlement state.
Nathaniel Branden is a psychotherapist and writer known for being both the founder of the self‐esteem movement in psychology and a former associate of Ayn Rand.
In this lecture given at a Libertarian Party of California event in 2000, Branden talks about the connection between the workings of free‐market capitalism, the self‐esteem movement, and the Information Age. In his words, “entitlement robs people of the sense of self‐reliance” and the self‐esteem that comes with that sense of independence.