I got the sense that the kid who was saying he needed money for college may have understood what Rand was saying about how giving everyone loans for college would be a disservice to them because of its effect on the economy.
But some people are truly incapable of thinking beyond the first step of cause-effect. I don't know whether it's the chemicals in our food supply or what, but they are not able to mentally push ideas down the road in different directions to see what the effects are. All they are able to do is look at an immediate effect on a single person or group and ignore the other events that happen or will not happen as a result of that. The govt propaganda totally takes advantage of this stupidity. It takes some time to explain the economic truth when we have such a complex system.
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