Unexpectedly met Yaron Brook, the president of the Ayn Rand Institute, tonight.
I had to go to a debate for my Research Methods class, but I had no idea what it was about. While I was in line I figured out it was about free market capitalism (and of course the other side, for regulated “capitalism”). At that point though, they told us the debate was already filled! But then someone left, so there was one seat left. I don’t know why the woman let me in when there were other people in line in front of me (I had stepped aside with my class), but I guess I was enthusiastic. So I got the last seat!
Anyways, the debate was great. It will be online at some point soon, so I’ll post it then. Brook did a great job emphasizing that freedom from coercion is the only thing we have a right to, that government is by its very nature coercive, etc.
They were selling books, so I picked one up and Brook signed it for me. I am so awkward and overly enthusiastic though. He probably thought I was a weirdo. Some girl with pink hair and birth control glasses all excited about the free market. Oh, and I didn’t know what to say so I was like “I watched that Ayn Rand documentary and I remember seeing you in it.” and he was like “Yeah, I was in it.” like duh, crazy lady.
But he was very nice and wrote a nice little comment in my book telling me to “join the revolution” and “keep up the fight!” (which I think he wrote after he realized I had definitely already “joined” the revolution).