• • • VP Debate: Only the Strong Survive
Theo Anderson, In These Times Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |Paul Ryan |Image | Rand’s philosophy is usually connected to economic theory and used as a radical argument against government regulations and economic redistribution. But what stood out in the vice-presidential debate was how the Randian “strong versus weak” paradigm has become muted in the economic realm. Even a self-described disciple of Rand like Ryan feels compelled to declare his support for the social-safety net. His intention is to save, not destroy, Social Security and Medicare. Or so he says.