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Has Ayn Rand's day as a business guru finally passed?
Has Ayn Rand's day as a business guru finally passed?

It wasn't so long ago that American corporate CEOs were professing their devotion to Ayn Rand's potboiler "Atlas Shrugged" as though it were a badge of unsentimental industrial muscularity. They handed out the book to their junior executives, told interviewers how reading Rand in their youth had changed their lives, identified with her granite-jawed, confident characters. The pathology extended to Washington, where Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) was requiring staffers to read "Atlas Shrugged" and talking about how her philosophy of uncompromising individualism was what got him interested in politics. "Ayn Rand did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of...

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