Re: Ayn Rand Institute: US Gov. Shouldn't Help Tsunami Victims
Originally Posted by MuEconRedLeg
Maybe its purpose was to target a specific type of spending. But, that does not mean we should not view it as thought provoking. It is also important to understand the framework the author was coming from and that many people (to an extent myself) feel that governmental taxing and spending is wrong and against a set of values.
Furthermore, this article should not be used to attack Ayn Rand or the objectivist philosophy, particularly if the context is not understood. Even though the article is in poor taste.
But, we do have some common ground I would much rather see tax money going to aid those who are suffering than something like economic development.
Are you a religious man MuEconRedLeg? I've often wondered how objectivists can be Christian (or any other denomination), since I've known a couple of people who espouse both beliefs.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.