At the end of her life, suffering from lung cancer as a result of a two-pack-a-day nicotine addiction, Rand quietly renounced her philosophy of selfish self-reliance. According to the Oral History of Ayn Rand by Scott McConnell, founder of the media department at the Ayn Rand Institute, after the American capitalist medical system had wiped her out financially, she used her married name, Ann O’Connor, to apply for and receive Social Security and Medicare.
Yes, in the end, when Ayn Rand found herself in the unfortunate position of those she’d built a philosophy, not to mention a career, castigating — when it was she who was elderly, broke and ill — she availed herself of the crown jewels of American socialism. -- Gore Vidal
Wot a sick bitch.
Bitchface will of course be remembered for her firm views about science and the environment.
On the other hand she woz anti-religion, ie an atheist. Hmmmmmm -- praps i woz a bit hasty.
It's not about the money. Its about hurting the vulnerable who are deemed not worthy. You know, those moochers like kids, old people, the disabled and the working poor. Such takers!
Ever get the feeling that libertarians don't know WTF they are talking about?