Ayn Rand ruined her legacy by teaming up with a bunch of foolish youngsters and starting objectivism, which, in her lifetime, developed a government like command-and-control structure and inserted a collectivist element into her philosophy of individualism. Her legacy would have been in a better shape if she had never met the two parasites--Nathaniel Branden and Leonard Peikoff-- who she naively promoted as the top philosophers of objectivism. What did Branden, Peikoff, and other objectivists bring to her? Nothing, except a massive loss of reputation and credibility. More importantly, what did objectivism bring to her? Nothing, except the indignity of being regarded as the founder of an incompetent school.