Rand's 'Fountainhead' Shows Us There's More to Life Than $$$

On this day in 1943, Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead was published. It tells the story of an impoverished architecture school dropout, Howard Roark, and how he navigates—or fails to navigate—the New York architecture scene. Rand is a hero in many minds and a villain in many more. And why wouldn't she be? She wrote, in addition to her fiction, books titled The Virtue of Selfishness and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. The virtue of…selfishness? The reckless and greedy pursuit of gain as an ideal? How awful. Doesn't she know there is more to life than money?

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