Writes Don Watkins on Rachel Maddow Fails “Ayn Rand 101”:
[Ayn] Rand condemns anyone—regardless of how wealthy they are—who acquires wealth, not through production, but by draining those who do produce. Take Atlas Shrugged villain Orren Boyle. Boyle is a steel executive who grows rich, not by outcompeting men like Hank Rearden, but by getting subsidies and other special favors from the government.
Either Maddow has not read Ayn Rand—in which case she should not be reporting on the content of Rand’s works as if she had—or she has read Rand but utterly failed to understand her.