Obama “Read Ayn Rand” and Gets Her Views Wrong

In a Rolling Stone interview published today, Barack Obama distorted and misrepresented Ayn Rand’s views. Ari Armstrong of The Objective Standard responded to the president’s statements here:

Obama, Unsurprisingly, Gets Ayn Rand Wrong

The Ayn Rand Center’s blog also responded with analysis of Ayn Rand’s actual views and context that should help people understand those views:

Obama on Ayn Rand: The Annotated Version

Don Watkins has also responded to the issue Obama raised, of being an individualist and caring for other people, on the Ayn Rand Institute’s Laissez-Faire blog:

Obama’s Straw Man Attack on Ayn Rand

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One thought on “Obama “Read Ayn Rand” and Gets Her Views Wrong

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I loved Ayn Rand and discussing her ideas gives me a real buzz; but I am more than happy to admit that I do not wholy immerse myself in her philosophy as it flies against a lot of the core principles i was taught. Having said that, we find ourselves in an economical quagmire that was seen a m ile off and it is perpetuated by the idea that ‘everyone is owed something’.

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