Does this mean that biblical literalists (i.e. fundamentalists) also need to grow up? Rand, whatever one thinks of her as a person, has been remarkably prescient about the development and growth of government in our country. She has also - correctly in my judgement - recognized that a strong part of this growth has been due to the acceptance of the assumptions that underlie the left, namely that "society" has a responsibility to help people and that market economics and personal self-interest are somehow morally wrong. Far too many conservatives buy into these arguments, which is why they haven't been able to stop the growth of government.