Sunday, January 11, 2009

Atlas Shrugged: As Relevant as Ever



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.

The full article:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"When profits and wealth and creativity are denigrated in
society, they start to disappear -- leaving everyone the poorer."

Wow, are you out of the loop. Wealth, creativity, hard work, and Ayn Rand are relics of the past. No self-respecting American would read such drivel today. There's no reason to work so hard in today's America. We are the chosen ones and God will provide to those who are entitled without the bother of working, saving or investing.

signed,
Special Ed