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Silicon Valley throws Ayn Rand under the bus

Is libertarian ideology losing its shine in Silicon Valley?

Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku noticed Tuesday morning that Travis Kalanick, the CEO and founder of the fast-growing Uber car service, changed his Twitter avatar from the cover of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" to an image of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

To borrow a revolutionary-era analogy; for hardcore libertarians, this is the kind of move one would normally associate with Benedict Arnold.

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