• • • Welcome to Ayn Rand Planet: Why the Rich Prosper from the Stock Market While We Get Screwed
Les Leopold, AlterNet Alan Greenspan |Altruism |Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |Capitalism |Egoism |Paul Ryan |Rand Paul |Image | This morning I received an email blast form Amazon. It was pushing The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, the old and new testament of the Ayn Rand nation, which includes much of the Tea Party and its Republican allies.
How appropriate to be promoting Ayn Rand books just as the stock market and corporate profits both reached record highs. How appropriate to think of the infamous John Galt withdrawing from society in comfort while the rest of us face high unemployment, oppressive student loans, increasing healthcare costs, upside-down mortgages, and declining real incomes. But, according to Rand's philosophy, this is as it should be -- the wealthy getting all the rewards while the rest of us get nothing.