Saturday, March 21, 2009

Atlas Shrugged & Our Current Economy

As a fan of the book "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand I couldn't help but get a chuckle and then an ah-hah moment out of the chart to the right.

I spied it on the Bastiat Society blog and since it fits so well with the current news, I just had to share it here. Be sure to check out the Society's site as well - moto: those who live in freedom should know how freedom works - for an interesting take on things.

For those of you who haven't' yet read the book "Atlas Shrugged" you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. Yes, it's a 50 year old book. Yes, it's a multi-pound, one thousand plus page book, and yes, it anchors the discourse around the the railroad and steel technologies of it's era. However, the parallels between its world and today's economic reality are just too striking to ignore.

As you can see from the chart, others share the same feeling as sales performance of the book on spikes perfectly with key elements of our government's "solution" to all that ails us.



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Simply Couldn't resist!

When my birthday rolled around this year and the weather cooperated at the same time, I just had to take a vacation day and go flying!
And what a nice day for it. Cold; mid-30's on the ground and just 20 degrees Fahrenheit at 4,000 feet and well, OK it was a bit windy BUT the views made it worthwhile.

The Evektor SportStar ran well though the in-cabin heat struggled to keep up with the desired warmth level asked of it.
Could have flown for hours on end but had to settle for just two hours of flight time as another rental customer was waiting back at Renton Airport so it was back to the pattern and a full stop landing.
If you want to check out more photos from this flight, click HERE.