Monday, August 13, 2012

Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand

Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The fountainhead, invented Objectivism, a philosophy which holds that laissez-faire capitalism is the ideal economic system and that all people should pursue their own rational self-interest, not the good of others.

Ayn Rand is a hero of Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, who advocates disassembling medicare and lowering taxes on the wealthy.

According to Rand, the government should not have the right to tax, nor should there exist any form of welfare including unemployment benefits, social security, or medicare. Ryan once stated "“I give out ‘Atlas Shrugged’ as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read it,”

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