Ayn Rand in the real world

Occasionally an Ayn Rand cultist will get real power, and hilarity and destruction ensue. See also: Alan Greenspan, the Koch brothers.

Snarking aside, this seems like an interesting story, both in terms of how terrible but simple ideas (Rand, “decentralization is good”) can overwhelm a huge body of knowledge (all of organizational theory and the culture of a century-old corporation). In the memetic ecosystem, Rand is the zebra mussel.