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.


The Whitest Kids U Know

Self-proclaimed king of the hackers and uberlibertarian Eric Raymond is shocked by the blacks and finds it necessary to link to the amazingly racist American Renaissance site. Who could have predicted?