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Railroad Rand (3): The Teacher

Ayn Rand despised most educators, but at least she thought that children should be educated. Some of her erstwhile followers went much further. For Murray Rothbard, education was something that prevented children from fulfilling their proper roles, as productive economic units.

Railroad Rand (2): The journalist

One thing I didn’t anticipate when I decided to look at the role played by a railway in Atlas Shrugged was that only a few weeks later the UK would be facing something of a rail crisis of its own. But at least our rail companies have not taken the Ayn Rand option, and blamed the passengers.

Ayn and Meghan

In what is still known, with unintentional irony, as the United Kingdom, we are currently enjoying the spectacle of our royal family indulging in one of its recurrent orgies of self-destruction. What would Ayn Rand have thought?

Myanmar and Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand would not have approved of the military take-over in Myanmar, but if ever a country actually tried to put her ideas into practice, it would surely end up in something very like the condition to which Myanmar now threatens to return.