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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-19-07 03:31 PM
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15. Co. That Helped Kill NYC Firefighters Named After Her Hero
The end of the New York Times article mentions that one of the heros in Ayn Rand's book was John Galt. The company that was completing the demolition of the Deutsche Bank building next to the World Trade Center site was the John Galt Corp, named after him. That company is being blamed for creating conditions that resulted in an out of control fire in the building last month, that killed NYC firefighters. Among other violations, there was no water available in the building - the standpipe was disconnected.

I guess that company was carrying out the Rand's concept that selfishness is a virtue.
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  -Ayn Rands Literature of Capitalism (Many CEO's Influenced by Rand) RamboLiberal  Sep-14-07 10:34 PM   #0 
  - I find the general public is not aware of Ayn Rand's philosophy  Stargazer99   Sep-14-07 10:48 PM   #1 
  - Atlas Shrugged was a POS.  AX10   Sep-14-07 10:51 PM   #2 
  - We're just the hoi polloi to these patrician bastages. nt  EVDebs   Sep-14-07 11:12 PM   #3 
  - Right-wing Libertarians are annoying  Steepler0t   Sep-14-07 11:20 PM   #4 
  - Juvenile drivel, really bad prose, and preachy all the way through. nt  bemildred   Sep-14-07 11:33 PM   #5 
  - I never read Ayn Rand...  MacSailor   Sep-14-07 11:42 PM   #6 
  - Too bad more Libertarians don't follow her example.  stimbox   Sep-15-07 12:25 AM   #7 
  - Sheer masturbatory arrogance  Alcibiades   Sep-15-07 12:30 AM   #8 
  - Altruism is evil??????  OHdem10   Sep-15-07 12:44 AM   #9 
  - In a word...  Baby Snooks   Sep-15-07 12:33 PM   #14 
  - Yes, according to Ayn Orwell...  Naturyl   Sep-30-07 10:08 PM   #20 
  - She spends most of her book "For the New Intellectual" trying to make just that point. nt  OmelasExpat   Sep-30-07 11:13 PM   #21 
  - 'The Shock Doctrine' a short film  Joanne98   Sep-15-07 08:35 AM   #10 
  - I Liked "The Fountainhead" When I Read It In College......  Paladin   Sep-15-07 10:22 AM   #11 
  - I love to ask these Corporate Libertarians  TomClash   Sep-15-07 10:44 AM   #12 
  - Too Bad They Never Read  Forrest Greene   Sep-15-07 11:14 AM   #13 
  - I STILL don't understand that book  TrogL   Sep-20-07 01:13 PM   #17 
  - Co. That Helped Kill NYC Firefighters Named After Her Hero  JPZenger   Sep-19-07 03:31 PM   #15 
  - Isn't it amazing how long a person could nurse a grudge against Lenin?  nealmhughes   Sep-20-07 06:43 AM   #16 
  - It's amazing the amount of psychological damage caused by these books  TrogL   Sep-20-07 01:19 PM   #18 
  - There was a sample essay for college entry  fasttense   Sep-20-07 01:47 PM   #19 
  - Ayn Rand and Nietzsche? What a perfect combination  provis99   Oct-01-07 04:04 AM   #22 
     - No offense, but ...  bemildred   Oct-01-07 04:41 AM   #23 
  - Only read one chapter by Greenspan in "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal"  CGowen   Oct-01-07 05:14 AM   #24 

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