…I think there is a romance around design/build that is a little bit misleading. However, I also think that it is really essential. Like in “The Fountainhead“, it’s essential to have the experience of building in your education or in your practice.
As the alpacas march off to the lollipop factory to get their jobs, they discover things aren’t fair. The first alpaca, “Happy,” is the daughter of the CEO, gets to be “VP of synergy,” a job no one understands but it pays well because her dad is rich. Happy’s father is shown in a painting holding a copy of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, because everyone knows Rand is evil.
“There’s nothing as significant as the human face,” wrote Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead. “Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything.”
Leaving her politics aside, Rand captured in those lines our fascination with faces, and our irrational belief that they embody a person’s soul. But they do not – they are, by definition, a front.
Times of Israel - Avital Pilpel (Jerusalem)
Recently, various people in the public eye, from protesters to professors, openly declared their allegiance to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of egoism, known as ‘Objectivism’. The reaction to these people is, typically, that Rand’s view are morally dangerous and selfish. I believe that this is a slander on Rand’s character.