America and China are pursuing a type of industrial cold war


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In 1943, Alice O’Connor created Howard Roark, the hero-protagonist of her best-selling and controversial book The Fountainhead. Alice O’Connor was the married name, which she insisted going by, of the writer better known as Ayn Rand, born in St Petersburg as Alina Rosenbaum. The book has sold more than 43 million copies and, together with her subsequent novel, Atlas Shrugged, became the handbook of Rand’s own ideology, objectivism. Objectivism maintains that individualism and devotion to personal productive achievement should be our only driving force.To day, Elon Musk exemplifies the virtues that Rand eulogised in The Fountainhead. Roark, the embodiment of...