‘Atlas’ and today: The parallels are striking! [updated]
* * In the wake of the passing of the Obamessiah’s US$787 billion ‘Throw-Money-at-Everything-You-Can-Think-Of’ Bill, Glenn Beck talks to Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute about the parallels between Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged and what’s happening right now in the world’s economies and the corridors of political power.
The parallels are striking!
“The economic catastrophe we’re witnessing now parallels very much the catastrophe in the book” … with one key difference.
Key point: the prevalent political ethic today is that “failure is the standard.” And until that changes…
* * And here’s Beck on his own on the same theme: Is America on the road to socialism? Or fascism? Hell, we’re moving towards state ownership or state control of everything!
* * And just for completeness’ sake, here’s Rand herself interviewed by Mike Wallace all of fifty years ago, predicting just what we’re seeing today:
(NB: No, I just couldn’t resist that pun in this post’s title. Could you?)
UPDATE: Who “owns” the economy “owns” you, says Edward Cline.