Ayn Rand at xkcd:
The alt-text says "I had a hard time with Ayn Rand because I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with the first 90% of every sentence, but getting lost at "therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone"."
Which has pretty much been my point in asserrting that Atlas Shrugged has a story that almost everyone can appreciate (individual achievement vs. cronyism), and that it's not that theme that makes people leery of Rand (kind of like Paul last night talking about how he was supportive of liberty and Krugman wasn't... why is it so hard for people like him to completely miss the real differences?).
Why should one submit to the power of the state?
10 hours ago