"Do not make the mistake of the ignorant who think that an individualist is a man who says: 'I’ll do as I please at everybody else’s expense.' An individualist is a man who recognizes the inalienable individual rights of man—his own and those of others."
blaming Ayn Rand for the mess we're in is being intellectually lazy - despite the number of words used to do so. seems to be a trend these days.
not that i'm defending the philosophy, mind you. all systems have flaws.