He ended up teaching a class in advanced calculus and the students were among the highest scoring in California on a standardized test.
Most in the market for romance have a List, a set of ideal traits they’d like to find in a mate.
It sports a range of convoluted tenets, but is most infamous for redefining overt self-interest as the prime moral virtue — and, to take things even further, literally redefining altruism as evil.
The name "Objectivism" was chosen because, as Rand was the single smartest person in the history of the world, anything she said had to be objective.
“I had one girlfriend who would make comments about not being able to just stop for pizza, or would inadvertently contaminate me,” said Graff, who was diagnosed with celiac disease eight years ago.
“I thought my whole life would be a whole lot easier if I met someone else with celiac.
Almost 30 years after Rand’s death, her casket marked by a gigantic floral arrangement in the shape of a U. dollar sign, her economic ideas are gaining plenty of traction. Not every passage in Rand’s works speaks to her campaign platform, which is abridged in her 1,000-page 1957 allegorical novel: “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” Rand’s heroic man is also into some pretty coercive sex.