John Oliver on Ayn Rand: How Is She Still "a Thing?"
In the latest installment of Last Week Tonight's "How Is This Still a Thing?" John Oliver investigates the ongoing popularity of pernicious pseudo-philosopher Ayn Rand, whose works have experienced a resurgence among non-high-schoolers—especially CEOs and members of Congress—during the past decade.
How is she still A Thing among conservatives, the show asks, when she was actually pro-choice and dismissive of Ronald Reagan? And how is she still A Thing at all, given her especially evil views regarding Native Americans?
There must be something about Rand's brand of selfishness that holds a special appeal for free-market-loving lawmakers and 200-foot-yacht owners. Weird.