So UK has decided to include ‘Ayn Rand’ to the syllabus of their A- Level students.
Mrs. Rand books and school of thought is regarded as the ‘Bible’ that guides many of the great minds within both the ‘Business & Technology’ sectors, as well as many politicians within the west, and particularly in the United States. But one has to ask why is the UK doing this?! It’s quite obvious; UK wants its own ‘Silicon Valley & Wall Street’, desires to become the center of innovation and wealth, and the way to do that, is to trace back what shaped the thinking and behaviour of the minds behind such phenomena’s; Ayn Rand’s philosophy, so better to prepare the younger minds of the future leaders of tomorrow and to equip and arm them with an arsenal of her thoughts!
Rand’s core idea in regards to her philosophy lies in ‘Self Interest’, which in order to make it somewhat ethical in the eyes of the audience she had described it as ‘Rational Self Interest’, the only thing that one should care about is their own interest. Ayn Rand stands firm beside the philosophy of ‘Adam Smith’.
One more thing about Rand’s philosophy; she firmly believes that ‘Government’ should have less role, and boils down that role to providing ‘Protection & Security’ , one needs to ask then ‘Protection & Security’ for whom and what for?!
Rand is the engine that drives the minds behind the tech and business industry that are thinking now of ways to finally get rid once and for all from the human age labour to robot age labour!
Mrs. Rand has produced a movement and type of thinking that glorifies being ‘Selfish and Unjust’, imagine if those she had assigned as the providers of ‘Protection and Security’ for the millionaires if they too say: their ‘Self Interest’ doesn’t lie in taking the role of the bodyguards of the rich?! Since as per her philosophy, we are all after our individualistic interests! What if the providers of ‘Protection and Security’ just decide that they will not sacrifice their lives for the others?!
In Ayn Rand’s world survival has only to be to the fittest, the rest should just vanish, and you shouldn’t bother yourself of what is happening or going to happen to them, you should only care about your ‘Self Interest’ and never sacrifice yourself for others!
Is Ayn Rand philosophy the only door and path to innovation and wealth, and if so, what will be the implications and impacts on such societies that adopt her way of thinking?
What are the costs of ‘Randism’?