Well, those of us who are aficionados of her work and what it meant to us are used to excusing folks like you who miss her point.

Atlas Shrugged had nothing to do with economics, really. And if you believe it did, well, have another read.

Her world was infantile and her ideas just plain stupid.

An interesting comment, since in Atlas Shrugged, she perfectly predicted the world which we are now entering into, which is one where unless a capitalist endeavor advances a social objective, it is judged as …. Evil? Wrong? Shameful?

Just today this little Rand-predicted-item crossed the desk:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-24/goldman-rule-adds-to-death-knell-of-the-all-white-male-board

Which is a shame, because there probably is potentially a great work of fiction waiting to be written about the themes she attempted, and totally failed, to tackle with any degree of adequacy whatsoever.

Obviously a work that has sold as well as AS has can’t be judged a total failure. But as a work of fiction, of course it could be done better. She wasn’t the best writer in the world; her concern was the pasting of social objectives atop business, distorting the objectives of that business, and situations where government absconds with the ownership of intellectual capital for some “social good.”

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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