Peter Thiel, Randian hero?

For an interesting look at one of the pro-freedom entrepreneurial heroes of our time, read Forbes magazine’s profile of Peter Thiel, a visionary behind both PayPal and Facebook.

Anybody know if he’s a fan of Ayn Rand’s writings?

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  1. Anonymous

    Peter Thiel is indeed a fan of Ayn Rand. He upset many altruists last year when he referred to Teresa, the nun in Calcutta, as a loser. While his choice of word may not have been optimal, it is obvious that any person who goes to work in a productive job does more good than an altruist.
    I saw that somebody recently labeled people as either ‘makers’ or ‘takers.’ I like that description.

    â??An honest man is one who knows that he can’t consume more than he has produced.â? – Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

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