Would Ayn Rand be proud of how I turned out? Probably not, but I love her just the same. Here’s why, and here are details on her contributions to literature, philosophy, and social science. If that doesn’t satisfy your Rand hunger, check out my forthcoming chapter, “Ayn Rand and Public Choice: The Obvious Parallels,” in Ed Younkins’ Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion.