• • • Ayn Rand was a hypocrite
Beverly Wardell, The Journal (Clifton, NJ) Personal life |Inaccurate | In today’s world, Ayn Rand has become the hero of the (pathetic, oops, sorry Joe Sidor) right. She despised programs like Social Security and welfare. She demonized the government at every turn, and believed the scientific consensus on the dangers of tobacco was a hoax. However, Rand herself received Social Security payments and Medicare benefits under her husband’s name, and when, in 1974 her 2-pack a day smoking habit gave her lung cancer (some hoax, huh), Medicare and Social Security became a sacrament. Can anyone say hypocrite?