Allison’s appointment at first sight seems difficult to understand. He is not only a follower of Ayn Rand, but a Randian of the strictest observance. In his recent book, The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure, he acknowledges "a deep intellectual debt to Aristotle, Ayn Rand, and Leonard Peikoff." (For many readers, "from the sublime to the ridiculous" will come to mind.) Peikoff is of course the guardian of the flame of Objectivist orthodoxy, ever anxious to expel heretics, such as David Kelley, who displease him. Peikoff is closely associated with the Ayn Rand Institute, and the President of that organization, Yaron Brook, also is close to Allison, He finds Allison’s book to be "the best, deepest, explanation of what caused the crisis and the consequences of our government’s response to it." The website of the Ayn Rand Institute features the book.