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  • The fact that you support the immoral acts of homosexuals shows me you are a second-hander who likes his heroes with clay feet.

    Steve Mariotti: Remembering Ayn Rand

  • I hope he's not one of those swarthy Italian-looking fellows though, as anyone with a hint of the Mediterranean or Levant was always a parasitic second-hander of some sort in Rand's books.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • If you do use the menu, take care not to order the same thing as your friend — the brusque waiters may dismiss you as a "second-hander."

    All the News that's Fit to Eat

  • Prestige wrongfully elevates the approval of others into an end in itself (the “second-hander”); power is either the power of the looter or suffers from the same second-handedness problem; charity is a sign of impermissible altruism or self-sacrifice.yankee(Quote)

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Non-Contradiction of Rand’s Capitalism

  • If you do use the menu, take care not to order the same thing as your friend — the brusque waiters may dismiss you as a "second-hander."

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Ever the second-hander intellectual mountebank, Stross manages to mangle a bevy of technical and economic gobbledygook and shoehorn it into an exponentially spiraling plotline.

    Science Fiction and Economics

  • Ever the second-hander intellectual mountebank, Stross manages to mangle a bevy of technical and economic gobbledygook and shoehorn it into an exponentially spiraling plotline.

    December 2006

  • No, I don't mean that everyone who ever got a piercing or a tattoo is necessarily a Randian 'second-hander'.

    kevynwight Diary Entry

  • Yet we are taught to admire the second-hander who dispenses gifts he has not produced above the man who made the gifts possible.

    The Fountainhead

  • The code of the creator or the code of the second-hander.

    The Fountainhead

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