Last week, I wrote that in order to save our economy and culture we need more entrepreneurs to emulate Ayn Rand’s fictional hero in Atlas Shrugged, John Galt . Certainly, emulating Galt is a challenge as he is a fictional hero who seems larger-than-life. But it is hardly an impossible feat; the late...
Funny. You make the same point as Ayn Rand makes.. Your example shows individuals, each working in their own self-interest, and -- amazingly enough -- benefiting each other, because it was in their own self-interest to do so. You seem to misunderstand Rand's "selfishness". A group of oaks may make a forest, but each oak was simply growing to the sunlight and acting in its own self-interest. In the book, Rearden's metal saves Taggert's rail line, but Rearden was simply acting in his own self interest as was Taggert acting in her own self interest when she bought the metal.
Entrepreneurs must take action. Now. And by ‘action,’ I mean protesting the federal government’s unconstitutional taxes and regulations. Or, the guilt is theirs if the economy tanks. Luckily, entrepreneurs have two role models to help them develop action plans: John Galt and Steve Jobs.
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