Sunday, January 11, 2009

Braaak Shrugged

Friday's WSJ carried the 3rd reference to Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" that I've seen this week. In fact, it's the most-read article in the online Journal this weekend. I'm not sure that it could be coincidence. I do believe that the government is getting dangerously large but how does an old literary work suddenly jump to the forefront of political commentary?

The WSJ editorial's point is summed up in the sentence, "If only "Atlas" were required reading for every member of Congress and political appointee in the Obama administration. I'm confident that we'd get out of the current financial mess a lot faster."

Big govenrnment and wealth redistribution have been with us for decades. Apparently it has passed some point of acceptability.

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