If there are two things high schoolers love, it’s Harry Potter and thinking they’ve discovered the secrets of the universe by reading ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ The former will become a lifelong love, the latter an embarrassing blip reminding us all of a time when we were righteous self-centered pompous twits who thought we knew everything.
Mallory Ortberg of The Toast ingeniously decided to mash the two together in perhaps the most hilariously pretentious fan fiction ever conceived. Randian philosophy and the dystopian wizarding world of Harry Potter are oddly complementary. You can almost see an alternate universe where Harry is a champion of objectivism to the bafflement of everyone around him.
…(2), The Economic Consequences of Immigration, etc. Josė Piñera, Chilean Finance Minister and architect of the privatized citizen pension system. Ayn Rand, philosopher (‘Objectivism’) and author of Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, etc. George Reisman, disciple of Ayn…