• • Governor Paterson means business
Tom Robbins, Village Voice (New York) The Fountainhead |Capitalism | [NY governor David Paterson] got literary [...] in Washington, where he began his testimony last week by citing novelist Ayn Rand, patron saint of capitalist entrepreneurs. Paterson praised Rand and invoked her advice that "the greatest country in the world was founded on the basis of individuals, where people were encouraged to adventure, not to be complacent." He said that "an infection of greed and mismanagement" had distorted that fine trait. But his chief message to business leaders was this: New York's governor reads Ayn Rand! The Fountainhead did not appear to be on his reading list when he was still that elected official from Harlem, one of the state's poorest districts.