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Wed Jan 8, 2014, 02:01 AM

 

We finally know who John Galt is

One of the weird consequences of the 2008 financial meltdown and the measures taken to counteract it (enormous sums of money to help banks) was the revival in the work of Ayn Rand, the closest one can come to the ideologist of the “greed is good” radical capitalism. The sales of her magnum opus Atlas Shrugged exploded again.

According to some reports, there are already signs that the scenario described in Atlas Shrugged—the creative capitalists themselves going on strike—is being enacted.

The ridicule of this reaction is that it totally misreads the situation: Most of the gigantic sums of bail-out money went precisely to the Randian deregulated “titans” who failed in their “creative” schemes and thereby brought about the meltdown. It is not the great creative geniuses who are now helping lazy ordinary the people, the ordinary taxpayers, who are helping the failed “creative geniuses.”

One should simply recall that the ideologico-political father of the long economic process that ended up in the 2008 meltdown was Alan Greenspan, a card-carrying Randian “objectivist.”

Now we finally know who John Galt is—the idiot responsible for the 2008 financial meltdown and, consequentially, for the ongoing shutdown.

https://inthesetimes.com/article/15718/who_is_john_galt_now_we_know/

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El_Johns Jan 2014 OP
immoderate Jan 2014 #1
Scootaloo Jan 2014 #3
Nolimit Jan 2014 #2
Alkene Jan 2014 #4
Paladin Jan 2014 #6
n2doc Jan 2014 #5
MisterP Jan 2014 #7

Response to El_Johns (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 02:40 AM

1. I sometimes wonder what will happen when the people...

 

... can no longer support the rich.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 03:28 AM

3. Do you really want to know?

 



Welcome to nature.

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Response to El_Johns (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 02:47 AM

2. Good

Finally, maybe now my Libertarian Facebook friends will stop asking who he is as their status.

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Response to El_Johns (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 06:58 AM

4. A painful resolution to an asinine question from an offensive author. n/t

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Response to Alkene (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 10:12 AM

6. +1. (nt)

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Response to El_Johns (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 10:10 AM

5. I really wish the rich would go on strike

And leave the rest of us alone.

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Response to El_Johns (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2014, 03:50 PM

7. psssh, this article will go over with the Randroids as well as half a girl stuffed with towels

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