Ayn Rand was a complex personality forged during the political, financial and social excesses of communism in the early Soviet Union. Her social philosophy such as atheism, anti-altruism and total mistrust of establishment pretension can be understood when viewed in the context of her formative years.
Paul Ryan’s embrace of her economic philosophy regarding the definition of success, and the prosperity of the individual and society from successful competition in a free marketplace, has merit. The fact that he may agree and support her economic philosophy and not her social philosophy isn’t hypocritical or inconsistent.
When did the “all or none” law move from muscle physiology to rational thought?
Malcolm Meister, Aventura