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Daily Archive for March 5th, 2011

In an intriguing piece, Molly Sechrest explains her transition from late 60s-early 70s New Left hippy—a feeling-based subjective life of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll” to be sure—to a Randian. I’ve known a couple people that have said Atlas Shrugged changed their lives, but I never knew anyone that changed quite like this. (For the [...]

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Ayn Rand & her Opposites

A reader of economist Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution asked for suggestions on left-wing novels in contrast to Rand’s Atlas Shrugged as the proclaimed “ultimate right-wing novel.” The criteria for selection: “justify the welfare state and argue the limitations of the invisible hand.” The candidates for inclusion and the comments are varied, but I immediately [...]

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