Toronto Star Plays Fair: Greenspan No Acolyte of Ayn Rand's

October 27, 2008 by  

Readers of my blog will know that my most recent entry concerned a Toronto Star editorial that erroneously implied that Alan Greenspan’s role in the credit crisis was due to his being influenced by Ayn Rand. The clear implication was that the crisis was caused by the laissez faire capitalism espoused by Rand. I wrote a letter to the editor, and suggested others do so as well.

I am pleased to write that the Toronto Star today published not only my letter to the editor, but another written by a fellow in Toronto, both of which explained that Greenspan’s ideology – in his role as head of the Fed – was not that of Ayn Rand. Best of all, the headline for those letters was:

“Greenspan No Acolyte of Ayn Rand’s”

There were an number of other articles under that heading that, though not referring to Rand, did explain that government intervention, not capitalism, was to blame for the credit crunch.

The editorial should never have been published, but I think the Star has played fair by publishing these letters.


5 Responses to “Toronto Star Plays Fair: Greenspan No Acolyte of Ayn Rand's”

  1. Mark Wickens on October 27th, 2008 8:34 am

    Congrats, Paul. I was pleased that they published both our letters and loved that headline, too!

    That other fellow in Toronto

  2. Paul McKeever on October 27th, 2008 9:26 am

    And congratulations to you too Mark!

  3. Per-Olof Samuelsson on October 27th, 2008 11:40 am

    Congratulations! Good work!

  4. Luke Murphy on October 28th, 2008 10:37 am

    Well done to both of you, Paul and Mark. I’m glad that the Toronto Star showed at least a bit of spine.

    However, looking at that LONG list of titles on your previous post for the articles bashing Rand simply makes me furious (though not surprised). It puts one thought in my head: these people DESERVE what they’re going to get.

    Is it time to shrug yet?

  5. Gord Mood on November 1st, 2008 6:42 pm

    Thanks for fighting the insane opinions of the communists at the red star.

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