"Despite her criticism, Rand’s ideals held a place in the Nixon Administration. Her influence, in part, spurred Nixon to work with Greenspan in ï¿½??68 and appoint him to the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in 1974. When sworn in, Rand stood at his side. From the New York Times:
Miss Rand’s views were much in demand in 1974, when President Richard M. Nixon named Alan Greenspan, the economics consultant, to become chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers. It turned out that Miss Rand had been the mentor and a 20-year close friend to Mr. Greenspan.
Miss Rand helped persuade the somewhat reluctant Mr. Greenspan to join the Government so he could put their confidence in the capitalist spirit into action. ‘‘I helped Alan to analyze what was involved,’’ she told an interviewer that year. ‘‘But, of course, the decision was his own.’’
Was this her way of ‘stopping the motor of the world’?