Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More on money from Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged.

"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 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. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot."
 Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged.

The movie of the book, voted second most important after The Bible by Americans, first published in 1957, finally opens with Part I in US movie theatres this Friday! See it!



Blogger John said...

So it goes in the United States as well. As Congress gets ready to default on the debt and the average American sits around stuffing their faces with Big Macs and Coke; we can remember this year as being the final blow to the democratic ideals that were at the heart of the country when it was formed (if only for a moment) until the country was hijacked by special interests.

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