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the arrogance of Ayn Rand

Posted to Poetry and Politics

What Rand wanted was not capitalism. What she rhapsodized (at great length) about was a meritocracy. It’s a variation on Plato’s Poet Kings or Philosopher Kings. She preached for an intellectual elite.
In my book one “elite” is as good as another.
In my opinion, objectivism is a philosophy for tight asses.
It sounds good on the surface, makes sense in a limited way
But is as hollow as a christmas tree ornament.