I prefer people who fight for positive freedom (the freedom to…) than negative freedom (the freedom from…). Like Lydia and Equality 7-2521, negative freedom fighters tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater, rejecting good constraints along with bad ones.
Shame and selflessness are more than words used to force the weak to submit to the strong. Even if Equality 7-2521 and Lydia both live in dystopias, worlds that force them to deny an essential part of themselves, they lose something even more important if they reject what is good in the world they’re leaving.
…his ultra-loose monetary policy. A self-confessed Ayn Rand ideologue who was dubbed “the Maestro”, Greenspan allowed banks to increasingly take more risks, believing in the free market’s ability to self…
The mythology that conservatism is about promoting excellence and encouraging strivers is found throughout conservative media and literature, from the story of John Galt in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to Reagan’s description of America as a “shining city on a hill.”
“It’s not about what it is…it is about what it could be,and what it should be” - Ayn Rand
…venal economic wishes of a group of small minded Objectivists more concerned with fostering human greed than human compassion? Happily, those that would deny food and shelter to refugee children are far…