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Atlas Shrugged

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Oh yeah, I change my mind on this book. f***in' hate it.
Besides I'm more socialist in my view and this book is a crackpot capitalist nonsense.
f*** it.       

welcome back to your senses, sir. you might add also that its horribly written.

socialist or not.. u have to admit though that her argument for unfettered markets is one of the more cogent one may come across.. the allegory used to validate her point, not only supports capitalism, but critiques human nature as well.. 4 phat lips
methinks it's also well written.. that there are many subtexts & other narratives makes it all the more interesting..
just my thoughts..

I'm gonna try and not get into an ideology debate, because like in the book there is rarely any middle ground.  People quickly become extremist.

Now I personally love the harder you work the more you get rewarded capitalist ethos, but I also appreciates that no man is an Island and I believe that you don't win when you cross the finish line first but when everyone is over the line.

With that said, the arguments in the book are hardly convincing or do her beliefs any favour, instead the heroes come off as ugly, selfish and unattractive.         

Even more at this time with the Wall Street snafu. The bankers were left alone and they created a
'Neverland" economy, made billions out of it, then it crumpled and normal people lost their houses, jobs and savings.

If you read up on what these cats, unregulated, were doing on Wall Street, you wouldn't even trust them with an "IOU" note.             
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Even more at this time with the Wall Street snafu. The bankers were left alone and they created a
'Neverland" economy, made billions out of it, then it crumpled and normal people lost their houses, jobs and savings.

If you read up on what these cats, unregulated, were doing on Wall Street, you wouldn't even trust them with an "IOU" note.             

no doubt.. & if u knew me u'd know my views about the fickle market economy..
however.. my contention was that her argument was a coherent & honest account of free enterprise & showed the shortcomings of government intervention in the economy..
moreover the portrayal of some of the characters [eg. that VP's brother & his cronies] is further evidence of her views on human behaviour.. methinks alongside 'a random walk down wall street' it ranks as the most honest a**essments of big industry & investment banks.. a book such as 'barabarians at the gate'.. & movies like 'boiler room', 'smartest guys in the room' and 'wall street' grandstand a bit.. & this detracts somewhat from their core message..
« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 06:49:49 PM by afterbirth »
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I did check out Atlas  Shrugged book was too abstract for me in the first 3 chapters so i just stopped reading it . YEAH OINTS i see you there, I still maintain " Conversation with God 1,2 and 3 are best ever published books in the history of the Universe. Those books can shift ones mentality understanding how life really works,its all on you and how you respond to situations that determines your lifes path.