As we undertake a major change in philosophy in Washington, its important to think about what we'd truly like to accomplish. The economy sits at a critical precipice, and the decisions made during the next year could impact the next decade. If you haven't read Atlas Shrugged, its worth your time. Its a very long book, but it will probably change the way you think. As many classics do, it seems to find a way to be relevant no matter what point in history you look at. There's a new opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal about Atlas, and its worth taking a look at. This paragraph sums up the book nicely:
Ultimately, "Atlas Shrugged" is a celebration of the entrepreneur, the risk taker and the cultivator of wealth through human intellect. Critics dismissed the novel as simple-minded, and even some of Rand's political admirers complained that she lacked compassion. Yet one pertinent warning resounds throughout the book: When profits and wealth and creativity are denigrated in society, they start to disappear -- leaving everyone the poorer.
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