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'Atlas Shrugged': With America on the brink, should you 'go Galt' and strike?


"Atlas Shrugged" has finally reached the big screen and, especially among tea partiers, Ayn Rand is being hailed a prophet. How could she have anticipated, more than 50 years ago, a United States spinning out of financial control, plagued by soaring spending and crippling regulations? How could she have painted villains who seem ripped from today’s headlines?


There’s Wesley Mouch, who in the face of failed government programs screams like Rep. Barney Frank (D) of Massachusetts for wider powers. There’s Eugene Lawson, “the banker with a heart,” who like former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is ever ready with a bailout. There’s Mr. Thompson, who like President Obama seeks to rally the country behind pious platitudes. There’s Orren Boyle, who like President Bush says that we must abandon free-market principles to save the free market.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Ayn Rand = selfishness.

"Selfishness" is not what you think it is. The more selfish you are, the more selfless you will act. Why? Because the only way to really benefit yourself is to benefit others just as much. So, pure selfishness looks the same as selflessness, and produces virtually the same results.

Don't "strike." Instead, go fully entrepreneurial, just as most of the people were at the founding of America.

Don't trade or barter (using money is just a different form of trade or barter). Instead, "give" with wisdom and prudence. No taxes in giving. Only in trade and barter using money.

If you ever want to understand about the economics of America and the world, you need to get ONE foundational mindset into your head. That one foundational mindset is this:

ALL money is really labor of people.

In all your thinking and calculating of money, get rid of the idea of Dollars, or Euros, or Rubles, or Pesos, or whatever, and replace them all with ONE thing... THE LABOR OF THE PEOPLE.

Once you do this, you will start to understand how money works, and how the world bankers are using it to dominate everybody.

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