Comment: Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand

She should not be looked at as some kind of hero, but she (or I guess her writing) has done some amazing things for people who are stuck in the economic ideas pushed on them in public schools.

People do criticize her (even here) for a lot of her ideas. I think she adds value to some areas of the movement and detracts from other areas. However, no one is perfect.

You are right, her ideas could turn people off, but so could Amash and others voting against Hurricane Sandy relief. I do agree with their vote, but it looks heartless and selfish. Until people realize that charity is better when it is not dictated and regulated by the government those people will not be interested in a libertarian movement anyways.