In case you don't know, Ayn Rand is a kind of patron saint for the neo-con leaders in this current, and hopefully, final stage of capitalism. They justify their total domination over working people throughout the world with the sociopathic tenets of her teachings.
"...when you see them taking their razor blades to the last remaining programs protecting the middle class from total abject destitution—Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid—and bragging about how they are slashing these programs for ‘moral’ reasons, just remember Rand’s morality and who inspired her.”One of Rand's most ardent students, Alan Greenspan, became one of the most powerful actors on behalf of this philosophy and neo-liberalism. In 1974 he told the NY Times:
What she [Rand] did--through long discussions and lots of arguments into the night--was to make me think why capitalism was not only efficient and practical, but also moral.See also this post.