Sunday, January 11, 2009
Atlas Shrugged: From Fiction to Reality
Stephen Moore has a great opinion piece about Ayn Rand's magnum opus and its rather direct modern comparison that would put Rand on par with the prophetic, complete with upbeat names given to government actions that are actually likely to cripple our economy and drive the country irrevocably into debt. The fact is that a man now has to say that he is opposed to "American Recovery and Reinvestment" if Barack Obama thinks his plan is the means to make those things happen. Read the whole article here. And if you haven't read Atlas Shrugged, I cannot advise you strongly enough to do so. Here's the Amazon link. Then you, too, can join the ranks of people who are seeing the devastation coming. Maybe if enough people start to get it, we can yet do something about it. I'll not use a collective "we" to describe John Galt. Instead, I will say that each man has it within him the capability to be John Galt, to shake and move the world a tiny fraction. Enough individuals agreeing that it is in their own self-interest to move the world in the same direction have within them the power to change the world.