My description of Rand as pushing a faux ideology is also apt and accurate. It defies any normal tools used in identifying poltical ideologies and is so all over the map that it borders on having a split personality. I distinctly remember in my senior year in college as a poli sci major taking the two classes in Political Philosophy. We had a randroid in our class and he made an attempt to have the writings of Rand included in our discussion. The prof who taught the class laid into him with such fervor and zeal that to say the poor guy was sliced and diced and then crushed and flushed would be an understatement. The prof took the basic elements of any political philosophy and demonstrated how the writings of Rand totally fell far far short of achieving that designation.
And to identify things properly is always constructive.
And please remember the context of my remarks were in this thread using a comparison of Hubbards ersatz sci-fi religious mumbo jumbo to that of Rand. While she comes off a bit saner and mundane in that comparison, there still is plenty of disfunction there just the same.