There have been a lot of articles lately. This one, from Canada’s National Post, almost slipped by my radar. It’s worth a read: “Atlas Shrugs, Leftists Rage.”
Indeed, it has been suggested that far from being associated with John Galt, Mr. Greenspan, especially when he delivered his anti-market mea culpa before Congress last October, was perhaps more analogous to the Atlas Shrugged character of Robert Stadler, a scientist who abandons reason for political advantage. Ms. Rand’s followers have long regarded Mr. Greenspan as a sell-out.
There is Tinseltown buzz that Atlas Shrugged may at last become a movie (I vote Barney Frank for the role of arch-socialist-weasel villain Wesley Mouch. Maurice Strong is probably a little too old now).
And he finishes with…
Few businessmen have the guts to stand up to the prevailing anti-market pogrom, much less withdraw their services (although AIG executive Jake deSantis seemed to “Go Galt” in his recent resignation letter, which was published on this page). But in any case, the “looters” would be hot on their tails. Why do you think the recent G20 was so keen to crack down on “tax havens?” They don’t want you to have any “Galt’s Gulch” in which to hide.