Five Counterintuitive Things I Learned Reading Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead”

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Patrick Carroll

“I recently picked up Ayn Rand’s 1943 novel The Fountainhead, and I must say I quite enjoyed it. For those who haven’t read it, The Fountainhead is a story about a young architect named Howard Roark. Roark is a non-conformist who finds himself at odds with the rest of his profession because of his refusal to compromise his artistic expression for the sake of tradition. It goes deeper than that, however. Roark’s self-described worldview is ‘egotism,’and it’s this selfish, individualistic attitude that the rest of the world can’t seem to stand, save a few of his close friends.” (11/11/22)