Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who turned 38 on December 2, discussed the reading material he has on hand during a recent interview with ESPN — and he mentioned the late Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” Rodgers’ revelation is receiving a lot of discussion on Twitter, including negative comments from people who vehemently disagree with Rand’s economic views.
Rand was very much a believer in right-wing sink-or-swim economics, which have also been described as “bootstrap economics” and “I’ve got mine economics.” And some Twitter users pointed out that “self-made” entrepreneurs weren’t really self-made, as Rand claimed, but in fact, had some help from others along the way.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Marcus Hayes tweeted:
Dave Zirin, who covers sports for The Nation, posted:
Here are some more comments from Twitter users: