• • • Quoting Ayn Rand on Capitol Hill is a Paul family tradition
Erik Hayden, AtlanticWire Alan Greenspan |Anthem |Atlas Shrugged |Image | In our search of the [Congressional] Record from the last 10 sessions of Congress, spanning from 1993 to 2011, [Ayn Rand] has only been mentioned 23 times. Ayn Rand has been invoked in praise of her former book printer, Caxton Printers, and during references to her book Atlas Shrugged in arguments to eliminate the death tax in 2001 and while denouncing the National Competitiveness Act of 1993. She also gets 5 mentions by legislators who were quick to note that Alan Greenspan was once a disciple of hers (“Don’t hold that against him,” Congressman Harkin said in 2000.) By far, though, the person most likely to mention Ayn Rand is Ron Paul, the current libertarian hero and father of the newest Senator from Kentucky, Rand.