• • • Among the Objectivists
Anne Kadet, Wall Street Journal Alan Greenspan |Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |Capitalism |Individualism | It’s not easy being a libertarian Ayn Rand buff in New York City, a town where even the rich people are communist sympathizers. At the PTA meeting or the charity gala, you’re almost always the only soul standing up for freedom of choice, unfettered capitalism, drug legalization and the gold standard. And nobody wants to hear it. Happily, the city’s tiny colony of Objectivists, as Rand fans call themselves, manage to find each other: at the Ayn Rand Meet-Up (489 Objectivists and growing), local chapters of the Libertarian Party and monthly meetings of Junto, an Objectivist investing salon hosted by speculator and former hedgefund manager Victor Niederhoffer. The year’s big event: a birthday bash for Rand, who would have turned 107 this month.