Ayn Rand's Conspiracy Theory
- Ayn Rand's Conspiracy Theory:
"A mixed economy is rule by pressure groups. It is an amoral, institutionalized civil war of special interests and lobbies, all fighting to seize a momentary control of the legislative machinery, to extort some special privilege at one another's expense by an act of government — .e., by force."
"one basic interest held in common by all the players: the desire to have a strong government — a government of unlimited power, strong enough to let the winners and would-be winners get away with whatever they're seeking; a government uncommitted to any policy, unrestrained by any ideology, a government that hoards an ever-growing power, power for power's sake — which means: for the sake and use of any "major" gang who might seize it momentarily to ram their particular piece of legislation down the country's throat."
Cynicism, uncertainty, and fear are the insignia of the culture which they are still dominating by default. And the only thing that has not rusted in their ideological equipment, but has grown savagely brighter and dearer through the years, is their lust for power — for an autocratic, statist, totalitarian government power."
Ayn Rand in "The New Fascism: Rule By Consensus", The Objectivist Newsletter, May and June 1965.