Ayn Rand

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Noun1.Ayn Rand - United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)
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One obvious stumbling block for would-be Randian feminists is the infamous "rape scene" between Howard Roark and Dominique Francon in Rand's novel The Fountainhead.
Olsen describes in detail the difference between the two Republicans' conservatism: Goldwater's was theoretical, focused on freeing up Randian entrepreneurs, dedicated to repealing the New Deal; Reagan's was practical, focused on empowering ordinary people to make their own choices, accepting the New Deal (with modifications), and opposing the growing power of the state as advocated by Henry Wallace and in Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union speech.
One Nixon advisor opposed to the plan, the Randian economist Martin Anderson, put together a memo for his boss titled "A Short History of a 'Family Security System.
Ryan's Randian side has been dominant ever since he entered politics.
The logic of late capitalist American culture reaches its absurd climax with the Dome, and we are given, as its culminating figure, Karvel, a paranoid American conservative whose Ayn Randian fantasies of possessing god-like powers of creation are shown to be grounded on the invisibilization of the laboring body.
Under Randian capitalism, which historically has never existed, there is a complete separation of state and economy.
Unfortunately, throughout the book Mallaby offers almost mocking observations of Greenspan's Randian views.
One limitation is his resorting to a strange Randian classification system with regard to what he sees as unsupportable arguments or assertions.
Described with enough Ayn Randian clich's about ambition and striving, every slumdog looks like a budding millionaire.
If rationality, hard work and self-interest are fundamental Randian values, so is the pursuit of happiness.
And one implication of Randian egoism is that everyone must first discover what would make him or her happy as a human being and then seek to attain that goal.