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Stephen Colbert vs Ayn Rand?

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Uploaded on Mar 17, 2009

When "The Colbert Report" took on the recent increase in the reported popularity of the late Ayn Rand's philosophy in "The Word" segment last week, it reminded me of my own rejection of Rand's "Virtue of Selfishness" back in my college days and made me think of how that value judgment affects our economic choices as epitomized by a remark from Pulitzer prize winning Washington Post economics reporter Steve Pearlstein on last week's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

You can see the entire March 11, 2009, segment of "The Word" titled "Rand Illusion" from which I took the two short clips for my video on the Colbert Nation website at http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colb...

And, although the March 13, 2009, broadcast is not available on the HBO website, you can find more information about HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" at http://www.hbo.com/billmaher/

Finally, you can read my old college paper titled "The Vice of Selfishness" in which I reject Ayn Rand's philosophy at http://www.liberalviewer.com/AynRand.htm

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