Monday, January 31, 2011

Good Enough for Them

H/T Brad DeLong:

Joshua Holland reports on libertarians who accept social services that you might think they would refuse on principle - such as Ayn Rand, who accepted Social Security and Medicare when the cost of treating her lung cancer might have bankrupted her. I'm sure she considered herself "deserving," unlike poor people who receive such services.


Henry Holland said...

Hahahahahahaha. Ayn Rand, parasite and moocher.

I read Atlas Shrugged when I was 18 and was all fired up by it. Then I grew up and realized what a load of crap the philosophy behind it was.

Lisa Hirsch said...

I read it when I was about 15, or, rather, I read a couple of hundred pages and threw it against the wall. It was obvious bullshit.