QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED: “Why Do Some People Reject Capitalism?”, Ayn Rand asked in a 1967 audio interview.
There has been one minor clarifying upside to the left’s weekly shame-storm, though: In The Virtue of Selfishness, Ayn Rand wrote: “It is only in today’s reign of amoral cynicism, subjectivism and hooliganism that men may imagine themselves free to utter any sort of irrational judgment and to suffer no consequences. But, in fact, a man is to be judged by the judgments he pronounces.”
Of course, atheism doesn’t necessarily mean socialism — even if that’s how it invariably works out (more on that later); and after the page break, allow me to reprint my 2010 post titled “It’s a Wonderful Fountainhead,” which compares Capra’s 1946 film with its very different contemporary, which was based on Ayn Rand’s novel about a young man who dreams of going to the big city, becoming an architect and building giant phallic symbols, and, unlike George Bailey, who has to reconcile never leaving his small town, succeeds on his own terms.
…Is Barack Obama John Galt?”, John Hinderaker provocatively asked yesterday at Power Line: Now, Barack Obama has decreed that the American Atlas should shrug. Weary…