Ayn Rand. 1905-1982 American Author. Ayn Rand Background. Born in Russia in 1905 as Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum She moved to the United States in her twenties in 1926 less than a decade after the 1917 Russian Revolution This revolution established the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
(U.S.S.R. or Soviet Union), a
Communist troops in Red Square in 1917
--Socialism: property & distribution of wealth are controlled by governments to increase social and economic equality.
--Communism: goal is to form a classless society based on common ownership of the state where everyone is equal. The roots of communism go back to the philosophical work of Karl Marx who believed communism should replace other forms of government.
Marx: “From each according to his ability—to each according to his needs.”
in 1516—it translates to no place, and it is a fictional paradise where everyone is equal. In some ways, Communism seeks to achieve this kind of paradise or at least a “workers’ paradise.” The “workers’ paradise” was Marx’s last stage in his vision for his collectivist society.