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Money

Ayn Rand said it best in Atlas Shrugged:

“Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent but by compulsion, when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing, when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods but in favors, when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you, when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.”

If you do not see this every day on the front pages of newspapers and on your TV news then you are not watching  and listening and thinking about what you see and hear.

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john_j_enright
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
Scarily apt.
jwhend49
Mar. 20th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
It seems each day there is a news item that mirrors the events in Atlas Shrugged. Her retro setting packs a heck of a prophetic wallop.
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