Ryan, the retiring Randian

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On the occasion of Paul Ryan announcing his retirement, AlterNet's Jon Frel reminds us that lunatic Ayn Rand was his biggest influence. Here is Ryan's most revealing remark about Rand, which still hasn't been mocked nearly enough:

"The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand."

Frel offers a summary and a list of countervailing messages:

AlterNet has kept the pace with Rand's resurgence, doing our best to educate people about what a nutcase she was and how harmful her ideas are. These 10 articles, previously published on AlterNet, shed light on why Rand's influence on Ryan was so dangerous.

If you haven't spent much time at AlterNet, check out his list.

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