Something like a Randian soap opera, the Federal Reserve apparently operates on a consensus model where anyone who disagrees with what currently is going on is pushed aside.
Why would anyone just battle evil forces for free? Because it’s good and right and they were chosen by fate itself? No, no, no. That’s what Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead (a capitalist manifesto disguised as a novel), would say if she came back from the dead, kidnapped Joss Whedon, and rewrote Buffy The Vampire Slayer from inside his body. We can’t even imagine what she’d charge for that.
BUFFY: My shoulders are naked and I am drenched in the blood of my enemies. You are my physical and mental equal. I wish to express my respect for you in the physical embodiment of my ideals: the act of love. Let us have sex now.
[A:] Now, in terms of this deregulation, I mean, one of the great magazine covers in history is the picture — who was it? [Q:] Is it the three musketeers: Robert Rubin, Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers? [A:] Saving the world. [Q:] Yes! Classic! [A:] Right. That was one of the great covers of all time, because it tells you pretty much all you need to know about politics. You had Alan Greenspan, who to his credit is an Ayn Rand acolyte. On YouTube someplace there is some dialogue I had with Greenspan which has gotten a zillion viewers, about deregulation. I took him on and questioned him about the impact of deregulation. And he said “No, it’s not gonna… ” You know, all these things he was wrong about. I asked him, I said, “I listened to what you say and it sounds to me like you might not even believe in the concept of the minimum wage.” And he said, “Yeah.”
Salina Journal (KS)
…just as there are multiple interpretations of the Bible, Burk said, atheists can’t really claim the environmental high ground, with individualist icon Ayn Rand and Marxist-Leninists treating the earth’s resources only in terms of short-term gain.