Taking government assistance is immoral and akin to theft… unless you like, yknow, really need it. That’s different.
An interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rands law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rands behalf she secured Rands Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received under the name of Ann O’Connor (husband Frank O’Connor.)
As Pryor said, “Doctors cost a lot more money than books earn and she could be totally wiped out” without the aid of these two government programs. Ayn took the bail out even though Ayn “despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently… She didnt feel that an individual should take help.”
But alas she did and said it was wrong for everyone else to do so.
via Boing Boing.