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Ayn Rand, Eddie Lampert, Solipsism, and Sears

Lynn Stuart Parramore writes, for Slate, of how Eddie Lampert’s far-right approach might have a lot to do with the downfall of Sears:

Eddie Lampert, the legendary hedge fund manager, was once hailed as the “Steve Jobs of the investment world” and the second coming of Warren Buffett. These days, he claims the number 2 spot on Forbes’ list of America’s worst CEOs. He has destroyed Sears, the iconic retail giant founded in 1886, which used to be known as the place “Where America Shops."

I think it’s worth pointing out that corporate governance and political governance are wildly different things. Still, the article paints an effective and damning picture of the addled stupidity of Ayn Rand’s economic "philosophy."