Comments: Ayn Rand and Kim Kardashian

Good for you JK! If this post nets you traffic, we'll call it the gateway post to our more libertarian future.
"They" want to know how to appeal to today's youts, start here boys, start here.

Posted by Terri at November 12, 2012 11:11 AM

I can't tell you how pleased I am! I look forward to your more literary interpretations juxtaposed with my mostly philosophical ones.

Your last excerpt was a favorite of mine, and I thought I had quoted it but my earliest quotes come from Chapter 6 and this was not among them.

And that quote serves as segue to a story from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that I hope to post later.

Posted by johngalt at November 12, 2012 11:38 AM

And your analogy is apt. My default stance toward the Kardashians had been disinterest tinged with contempt. The contempt came from what, at a glance, seemed like unearned fame. Your 10 reasons to dislike her link is changing my opinion. I especially like her for reason 7: she's "selfish." And their #1 reason? She didn't build that!

Posted by johngalt at November 12, 2012 11:48 AM

You forced me to cough up tomorrow's. I think you or brother EY did post this. I don't intend to check that my quotes are unique on this site. If I steal one of yours, consider it homage:

"Society is suffering for lack of business opportunities at the moment, so we've got the right to seize such opportunities as exist. Right is whatever's good for society."

"He didn't dig that ore single-handed, did he?" cried Philip suddenly, his voice shrill. "He had to employ hundreds of workers. They did it. Why does he think he's so good?"

Rand, Ayn (2005-04-21). Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition) (pp. 135-136). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

Posted by jk at November 12, 2012 12:03 PM

Mondo heh! I did not make it all the way to #1 before posting; you can deduct blogging points if you wish.

But #1 is indeed straight out of Atlas:

Correct us if we're wrong but having a clothing line, clothing store, and being a spokesperson for an array of products doesn't really seem like it takes much talent to perfect; specially when you have a team of individuals to assist you.

Specially if you had an editor (now that's just mean...)

No, it's tremendously easy to [have] a clothing line, clothing store, and [be] a spokesperson for an array of products. I know that's why I do it!

Posted by jk at November 12, 2012 1:23 PM
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