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.



1 comment:

  1. Greg,

    I wonder, too, if the spikes perhaps correlate to sudden increases in unemployment of graduates of the humanities. Many think of climbing such a mountain, but far fewer have the right shoes...