Hi Ryan. Yes, Rand’s up-by-the-bootstraps mentality is more a shield for the wealthy than a realistic strategy to deal with poverty and the ever widening income gap. What is especially strange to me is how the “virtue of selfishness” has worked its way into the minds of so many Christians — evangelical protestants and Catholics like Paul Ryan, wittingly or not, have absorbed the lesson that greed is good in direct contradiction to the teachings of Christ. Very bizarre…

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