Thursday, January 15, 2009

'Atlas Shrugged': From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years - WSJ.com


'Atlas Shrugged': From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years - WSJ.com: "In the book, these relentless wealth redistributionists and their programs are disparaged as 'the looters and their laws.' Every new act of government futility and stupidity carries with it a benevolent-sounding title. These include the 'Anti-Greed Act' to redistribute income (sounds like Charlie Rangel's promises soak-the-rich tax bill) and the 'Equalization of Opportunity Act' to prevent people from starting more than one business (to give other people a chance). My personal favorite, the 'Anti Dog-Eat-Dog Act,' aims to restrict cut-throat competition between firms and thus slow the wave of business bankruptcies. Why didn't Hank Paulson think of that?"

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