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Hey I have just run off

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and read a fair bit about Ayn Rand (Sartre and Wittgenstein is the nearest my course gets to contemporary philosophy)

I now see where you are coming from i.e. 'objectivism' and yeh you are right (even though I don’t really agree with Mrs Rand) I cant see what that guy was talking about (and I'm a Bukowski fan)

Back to Rand, she seems like some prototype neo-liberal exalting the free market is this your belief also?
"no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. The government acts only as a policeman that protects man’s rights; it uses physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use, such as criminals or foreign invaders. In a system of full capitalism, there should be (but, historically, has not yet been) a complete separation of state and economics"

What about welfare?
What about congenital or situational disadvantages to
individuals - should the state compensate a little bit for say differences in education (i.e. rich poor)
It seems to me 'full capitalism' perpetuates and the class divide.