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Ayn Rand born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 - March 6, 1982), was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher,[2] playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand migrated to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935-1936. She first achieved fame with her 1943 novel The Fountainhead. Over a decade later, she published her magnum opus, the philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged, in 1957. Rand's political views, reflected in both her fiction and nonfiction work, emphasize individual rights (including property rights) and laissez-faire capitalism, enforced by a constitutionally limited government. She was a fierce opponent of all forms of collectivism and statism,[3][4] including fascism, communism, socialism, and the welfare state,[5] and promoted ethical egoism while rejecting the ethic of altruism.[6] She considered reason to be the only means of acquiring knowledge and its advocacy the most important aspect of her philosophy,[7] stating, "I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows."[8]

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 Ethical egoism Being selfish at it's best
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1 I actually wish Ayn Rand was alive today so she could see exactly how her "every person for themselves is GOOD!" vision of society is an epic fail. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on October 8, 2012, 9:01 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
2 She also felt altruism was incompatible with human rights and happiness. The only thing right-wing about her was being anti-Communist and anti-socialist. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on October 7, 2012, 11:11 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I hate how the right wingers and Republicans have hijacked what Ayn Rand was about and spinning it into their own philosophy. Rand was very anti-religion, unlike their platform. Rand was also a strong feminist, unlike their platform as well. I honestly wonder how many of her believers have actually read her work. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on September 29, 2012, 3:31 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Ding, dong, the witch is dead! -- Submitted By: (jimdcarter) on September 28, 2012, 11:09 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote

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