Mark Tier and Amazon “Listmania!”

Democracy Society has been included in the Amazon.com “Listmania!” list of novels by authors inspired by Ayn Rand:

http://www.amazon.com/lm/R1VCAM079AQ2GJ

In certain ways, the novel is consistent with Objectivist ideas. For example, the “good” characters follow reason and the “bad” characters follow mysticism.

In other ways, the novel is opposite. The “good” characters have enlightened self interest inclusive of profit motivation. The ones who have businesses believe in making profits by satisfying customer demand, unlike the hero of Rand’s Fountainhead who refused to do what customers wanted:)

And, the most important difference? Rand believed it was possible to convince all humans to use their brains and abandon mysticism/socialism. In the world of Democracy Society, it is clear that most people cannot be educated and therefore should be banned from voting.

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