Chait on Rand

Everyone should go read Jon Chait’s essay on Ayn Rand and Randism. It’s great and I don’t have much to say about it.

One thing that does always strike me about Rand, however, is that there strikes me as something particularly odd about the Randian tendency to assume that the business executive class generally constitutes the most intelligent segment of society. As if an Albert Einstein is just a kind of middleweight hack but the VP for Marketing at Federal Express is one of ubermenschen.