Profiting from Rand

Bloomberg writer Matthew Keenan reports on a controversial, but growing trend: businessmen are openly supporting academic institutions that teach Ayn Rand. Apparently, not only is resistance to Ayn Rand and fear of disclosing any association with her or her philosophy fading, but more and more people in academia, the media, and elsewhere are discovering that it now pays to be associated with her:

“After BB&T mandated that some schools teach Atlas Shrugged, grant seekers became aware of Allison’s interest and now tailor their applications by stating up front their interest in Rand.”

When being in some way associated with Rand is no longer a kiss of death, but on the contrary becomes profitable, the culture is approaching an important tipping point.
The full article is here.