BB&T gives millions to colleges that teach philosophy of Ayn Rand

By Clark Davis

cdavis@wvpubcast.org

Last week the charitable arm of BB&T Bank announced it’s donating $1 million to Marshall University’s business college.

The money will go toward teaching courses based on the economic philosophy of deceased writer Ayn Rand. The money is also being used to create what will be called the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism.

Since 2005, the BB&T Charitable Foundation has given several million dollars to at least 25 colleges and universities to start similar programs dedicated to Rand, whose free-market laissez-fair philosophy is a rallying cry for many libertarians and CEOs.

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One Comment on “BB&T gives millions to colleges that teach philosophy of Ayn Rand”

  1. Michael H. Says:

    This is the greatest thing to happen to Marshall. Thank you, BB&T!


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