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  •  Absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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    snakelass, SherwoodB

    and I agree, she doesn't advocate violence, although she is dismissive of those whom she deems 'unnecessary.'

    It's been years since I've read Ayn Rand - and I, too, read most of her stuff. I personally have to laugh when I see some of the people who tout her these days, like the financial 'gurus' who want to make the market rule all.

    But, as I read it, her version of the 'market' was a hell of a lot different than our current worship of the market - meaning the stock market. Today we worship 'profit' for its own sake, but what she argued in Atlas Shrugged was that profit was just reward for making something that benefitted society. Not for driving up the stock price. I often wonder if she'd be rolling in her grave at some of the things done in her name.

    And I too, do not agree with all of her work, but she was a great writer and had some very, very important things to say.

    •  I think she's probably spinning nonstop. (2+ / 0-)
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      I often wonder if she'd be rolling in her grave at some of the things done in her name.

      I was raised by an Objectivist -- my mother has been a fan of Ayn Rand's since before I was born.  She still to this day has stacks of the Objectivist Newsletter in her bookcases, dating back to the fifties and sixties.

      I listen to Thom Hartmann occasionally, and he often has someone from the Ayn Rand Institute on for a little wholesome debate.  When I happen to catch that, I invariably shake my head in wonder, because what they spout and what I remember of what I learned about Rand as a kid -- and what I gleaned from her books, which I started reading at a very early age -- is wildly different from what I hear these people say.  They're weirdos.

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      by Mehitabel9 on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 11:59:05 AM PST

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      •  Also, Rand would be spinning in her grave (2+ / 0-)
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        Mehitabel9, J Royce

        ...that the Ayn Rand Institute is a NON-PROFIT!! :)

        Tax the churches. Tax the businesses OWNED by the churches--Frank Zappa 10-30-1981

        by SherwoodB on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 12:22:58 PM PST

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      •  I wonder... (0+ / 0-)

        ...about all these dead heros of the right. Maybe if we get some magnets and a spool of copper wire we can get a clean, renewable source of electricity out of their grave spinning. Hey, didn't they find Jesus? Think of the nonstop megawatts! :)

        Less than 2 years til we resume our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity.

        by factbased on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 01:11:22 PM PST

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