"Ayn Rand & Liberterians misunderstood" - good article?Submitted by ronpaul1fan on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 09:10
I am still learning about the path of liberty. Is this article a good educational tool?
Ayn Rand and Libertarians Misunderstood
Thursday, October 25, 2012 – by Tibor Machan
Dr. Tibor Machan
Paul Ryan has some affinities with Ayn Rand's political philosophy and is now taking flack for this. Apparently eager to besmirch Ayn Rand and through her Mr. Ryan, claims now abound in the media that go like this: "Rand's libertarianism has an underlying philosophy that says that if you are not particularly smart, ambitious, disciplined or wealthy, and you become homeless, hungry, financially ruined and suffer from premature illness or death, then that is entirely your fault."
Neither Ayn Rand, Mr. Ryan nor libertarians say any of this. What they do say is that if you are in such a state, you by no stretch of the imagination have the authority to confiscate from others their resources. You may ask, of course. And surely that is correct.