Barry on Atlas

December 2, 2008

I have never read the novel, but have some idea what it stands for.  Plus I have a soft spot for irony, so I find Barry’s point very funny:

“The work has become the Das Kapital of the 20th century . . . Both were wrong, too long, and poorly written — and each has proven to be wildly destructive to the political economy.

Ironically, only one has been shown to be damaging to capitalism itself — and that wasn’t Marx’s s work, it was Rand’s.”

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Just about everything being said against this bailout is based on misinformation and prejudice. Narrative seems to be driven by preconceptions accrued over the last two decades, not from current facts.

Here are just a couple things I keep hearing that make me cringe:

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