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    bytehead

    Such a horrid book.

    storminator

    The 2nd worst book ever written.

    anadin

    Who gets first prize?

    sambo78

    -Modern Libertarianism 101*-

    Fuck you, I got mine.

    TGGeko

    Sounds more like Objectivism: Being a doormate is lame, therefore fuck everyone else!

    sambo78

    You have caught the correct, but a lot of libertarians I know seem to follow this line of thought.

    Jonathantrott

    I’m trying to read this book, but I am struggling. I just lose interest so quick. Was she trying to punish us?

    storminator

    YES.

    Kino

    Fucking odious. As if anyone needed Ayn Rand to come along and codify selfishness as a “philosophy.”

    outlanderssc

    What amazes me is how many fundamentalist Christians are Objectivist – when “I am not my brother’s keeper” is about as far from the teachings of Jesus as you can get.

    ymom

    Ayn Rand was an athiest

    ymom

    Ayn Rand was an atheist

    storminator

    It took me YEARS to finish that horrible, HORRIBLE book. My nephew started to read it and I told him not to. He did anyway. The Dagny Damage is done. LOL

    If you haven’t read this book: DON’T. If you’re currently reading this book: STOP.

    This book is awesome IF: You need to start a fire, or if you run out of toilet paper.

    Aquaman43

    Years. Really. You read a book for years. 6 months went by, and you still picked it up and read it some more.

    storminator

    Yup. I read 3-4 book simultaneously. Think of it as being able to change channels. I’m currently reading The Art of War, George Carlin’s autobiography, a Louis Lamour western, and 90 Years of Ford. I had no idea that there were SO MANY different Model T’s available. Great book.

    asymon

    You definitely should try Marx&Engels.

    Tim

    I guess we should get rid of all the doctors, then.

    DrTal

    The tagline of America’s descent into a third world nightmare.

    HoChunk

    “When you leave the world of myth there are only two contexts in which the individual can triumph: Either as part of a collective that values the individual, or as the ruler of a collective that doesn’t.”

    outlanderssc

    “there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other – above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” – Albert Einstein

    Jeros

    Listen, I actually enjoyed the book and I happen to think some of what Rand wrote has some merit.

    But can we please at least agree that this is not a fucking picture so much as a quote in the form of a .jpg? I thought this was supposed to be all about images. If I wanted to read quotes I’d just go to Wiki Quotes.

    tiki god

    oh my, I pissed one of the threes.

    jeffapotimus

    Objectivists find a lot of things objectionable. They’re mostly harmless if you just ignore them.

    DMYTRIW WDS

    Written by a woman who received welfare.

    Jonathantrott

    Indeed!

    DrTal

    John Galt would’ve loved Somalia.

    zappc

    This is Larfleeze’s favorite book.

    dallasalice

    I never read the book, but know the story, and the idea. Going Galt is already happening. For example, in San Francisco over 30,000 apartments have been pulled off the market by their owners due to the oppressive government regulations – rent control and the virtual inability to evict anyone. It’s just not worth the hassle for renters to get into legal fights with non-paying renters and to have to rent an apartment at a loss. And employers all over are cutting positions because they cannot afford to pay for all the increased regulations the federal government is imposing on… Read more »

    jeffapotimus

    The cost of living in San Francisco is insane. If it weren’t for rent control elderly and working class people would not be able to live there at all. Maybe that would be fine for a few years, especially if you yourself are rich. But it would ruin the city. Its not impossible to evict people in SF. You just have to have a good reason besides ‘I want more money’. If you are a landlord renting a unit in the city at a loss, then you are a moron and only have yourself to blame for refinancing and taking… Read more »

    Saborlas

    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” – John Rogers