: My impulse for coming here was to learn more about Ayn Rand and what people on this site think of her. Growing up in a government run, capitalist controlled school system
A contradiction. A capitalist society would not have govt run schools. Separation of state and church, state and education, state and economics.
: I am shocked and dismayed at how shallow and narrow minded her...
I thought you were going to say *why* rather than just repeat your feelings on the matter.
: I'd be more than happy to provide examples of the generalizations I've stated here but I would first like to solicit a general response to Ayn Rand. Any takers?
Oh good, thats what I would like to see- an issue discussed. Ad homineins are boring (and are not arguments), and Rand is continuoully assaulted with them (read book reviews of her stuff, its either praise of the book or ad homineins of the person) - so insulting rand is even more boring than usual!