Ayn Rand


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Ayn Rand

A philosopher and novelist closely associated with beliefs in limited government and in free market capitalism. Strongly individualist, Rand opposed most policies that directed any individual effort toward a collective goal. This led her to become an opponent of most social programs geared toward reducing poverty; she also opposed anti-trust laws, which she believed violated free market principles. She had a strong influence on future Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. She lived from 1905 to 1982.
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1) and for bringing up the ideas of Ayn Rand. Her credo that individual selfishness is a virtue and self-sacrifice is a vice is exactly the opposite of what most Christian churches teach.