....... I'm not sure that Ayn Rand was a proponent of Capitalism. It seems to me that she was a proponent of humanism and the value of the contibution of the individual. She seemed also to abhore the profiteering of the hucksters who steal then promote. Also she seemed to endorse the idea that the inspired and the creative should profit by virtue of their contribution to society and that society should be in some manner aware of of and indebted to those who are the inspired and the creative for the benefits they bestow. Her world view that the the powered elite of this country hoodwinked the populace to be indebted to the elite. "The Mob" is referred to often in "Atlas Shrugged" and in "The Fountainhead". Her view of the power elite and the majority of society is not appreciative. Those that decieve are despised in her writing and those that are easily decieved are also dispised. The creative and the inspired are her heroes and there are really pretty few of these people around. Did she endorse a political philosophy?