Monday, September 29, 2014

Oliver: How is Ayn Rand Still a Thing?

As I'm sure anyone who reads this site already knows, I'm no fan of the Objectivist philosophies espoused by Ayn Rand, which essentially equate to a moral justification for selfishness. Nonetheless, the late Atlas Shrugged author has a substantial cohort of boosters on the American conservative scene, with former Republican veep nominee Paul Ryan and future presidential contender Rand Paul among them. But as this segment from last night's Last Week Tonight makes clear, Rand's presence at the forefront of conservative thought is a bit of a head-scratcher.

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