Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Collateral Damage: The Cost Of Getting Ahead

Another unfounded attack on Rand.

Tom Sullivan: "Ayn Rand calls us all to be Übermenschen, and screw your neighbor."

Uh huh.

I'm sure Mr. Sullivan can help us understand how he came to draw this conclusion. Specifically in what way does Ayn Rand call for us to be supermen and screw our neighbor?
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Tom Sullivan: "Aurora and LIBOR occur in a cultural milieu that celebrates the rogue cop, the maverick, the reckless, financial wildcatter, the toxic-mortgage-bundling banker as heroic, as someone who, in pursuit of personal greatness is entitled by his talent and daring to flout laws meant only for us lessers. Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark, for example. John Allison, former CEO of banking giant BB&T, is spending money to teach that crap in business schools."

Specifically in what ways do fictional hero Howard Roark or successful businessman John Allison "flout laws"?


matcatastrophe: "If you were interested in actually defending your hero, perhaps you could actually explain how the characters are being maligned here."

The burden is on the person making a positive assertion, not the person asking for proof.

You have offered a non-responsive answer. But, then, it's a tough one, isn't it?

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