^^^Paul Ryan, the recent Republican vice-Presidential candidate, was a great admirer of Ayn Rand. Apparently, reading her works was something of an informal test for his employees and friends.
But those of you who imagine that you are fortunate to have escaped her influence are of course wrong. Alan Greenspan, for many years head of the Federal Reserve, is another Ayn Rand fan. But unlike Ryan, his many years have left the men he mentored, such as Ben Bernanke. And they still have an influence on all countries.