Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 3:52
Cuprohastes in Just me, Musings

Ayn Rand was basically pissed that she didn't inherit her father's money, and died while taking Medicare under an assumed name.

She spawned Objectivism and spent her fame getting laid adulterously.

Objectivism is basically the assumption that pure Capitalism works best - Like breathing pure oxygen, drinking pure water* or using pure heroin is way better than the stuff tempered with impurities.

The idea is that if you have a product you charge what the market will bear - As much as you can and if people can't afford it they're Moochers™ and bad people and so they don't even deserve it.

Even if it's cancer treatment, hence the premise of Breaking Bad.

The eternal amusement is that when it comes to sellling art, the people inclined to complain that they have to pay to get it are all otherwise objectivists and the people who are most understanding are not.

*Molecularly pure water will pretty much yank all the salts out of your cells and kill you in an interestingly unpleasant way.

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