Monday, December 21, 2009


It always gives me the creeps to read about anyone of any eminence who is a follower of Ayn Rand. That Alan Greenspan adhered to her ideas about laissez-faire capitalism should have by itself disqualified him from any post affecting public policy. Rand more or less declares that individual people should behave as if they were corporations, with no obligations to anything larger than their own avarice. Woman I used to know who lived in a student rooming house west of the UT campus early in the 60s said that there was a Rand follower in the place. The other girls finally had to put a note on the door that read 'Even Ayn Rand flushes the toilet.'
A fine comment from a blog I like: 'I have a great deal of respect for Ayn Rand. Name anyone else who has been able to intellectually justify Sociopathy and who still has socially acceptable followers after this many decades.' None but the very, very young should nurse enthusiasms for Objectivism or Rand, a silly, vain woman and a crummy writer in the deal.

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