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I was referring to the generally sociopathic attitude they tend to adopt toward The Poor.

BTW, this is a privatized operation wherein predatory debt collectors buy the liens, foreclose the property, and then flip it at a huge profit. Just another example of government acting as stenographer for the financial industry.




> Just another example of government acting as stenographer for the financial industry.

Did you actually just say a sentence with the phrase "government acting" in it as an example of something Ayn Rand would be in favor of? HAHAHAHA....

(I'm not in the Ayn Rand camp, but I think you're missing the basic concept of what she was about.)


It's privatization of tax collection; a Randian/Thatcherite dream.


Collection of taxes being private, and the fairness of the rules are two entirely different things.

"Randian/Thatcherite dream"...as if they want people to lose their houses. You are very misinformed on Objectivist principles.


The principles emphasize process over outcome. So it's not that they want people to lose their homes, but if things happen the 'right' way and that's the outcome, so be it.


Actually, they don't emphasize process, they emphasize who does it, and what is done. Objectivism prefers the government not to handle most anything, but would never advocate people losing their property over a minor tax bill - that is theft, a very big no-no in Objectivism.


> they emphasize who does it, and what is done

Yea, that's what process usually entails. I don't see outcome in that list.


> I don't see outcome in that list.

Well, property is sacred in Objectivism and "stealing" is a deadly sin. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether taking someone's home over a tiny unpaid tax bill would be considered stealing. (Hint: it is.)


…and thus the internal contradictions inherent in Objectivism are laid bare.


You really have no idea what you're talking about.


Fair enough. Atlas Shrugged was such an awful book I couldn't make it past the first few pages. However, I have enough experience with Rand's followers and their "got mine, screw you" attitude to see how a shitty book can get turned into a political movement. See also Mein Kampf.


And the Redditization of HN is now complete.

Also, Godwin's law alert!


Oh, that already happened, years ago.


> I was referring to the generally sociopathic attitude they tend to adopt toward The Poor.

Do you really expect anyone to engage with you when you call a well-known author a sociopath without justification? Might as well call her a child rapist while you're at it.


Ayn Rand was poor.




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