Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin, Randian

What were the influences on the young Brett Kimberlin that formed his character? Mark Singer records an unlikely one on page 62 of Citizen K.

The experience of reading Ayn Rand, especially Atlas Shrugged, “changed my life.” He admired the way Rand’s characters rigidly “stuck to their principles” and jealously guarded their independence.

I suppose that at least partially explains his lack of altruism.