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Old 01-30-2013, 08:16 PM   #54
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Atlas Shrugged is a fun and interesting exercise in practical philosophy from a romantic standpoint. I wouldn't use it as my Bible and I'm disappointed when others do. I do find these Libertarian purity tests amusing.
I don't consider them purity tests. I think it's a point of knowledge, integrity and mis-labeling. I think many lean that way, but miss the essential heart of it. The philosophy is actually about how much state one feels is needed. So I agree that Friedman had libertarian leanings but was not really one. Keynesianism, mild or excessive, just is contrary to it.

Anyhow, Ayn Rand was not a libertarian and didn't like them. She called herself an Objectivist—which is just another small govt philosophy.
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