He absurdly links Donald Trump and other members of Trump's cabinet to the philosophy of Rand. Trump has no understanding of Rand. The only thing Trump realizes is that Rand is an important figure and he wants to be linked to her, but nothing in his actions suggest he is Randian. The same goes for some members of his cabinet.
Reich also links crony capitalism and even Bernie Madoff to Rand! And he distorts the nature of how the United States became an economic power.
But don't fear, read Rand. She anticipated Reich. Robert Reich is the despicable character Ellsworth Toohey in Rand's novel The Fountainhead. In the novel, she exposes the evil in such a man.
Few thinkers have had a more profound influence on conservative ideology than Ayn Rand. Her ideas have provided the justification for unbridled selfishness and contempt for the common good. They must be firmly and unequivocally rejected. pic.twitter.com/iHDHo8nydS— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 3, 2018