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    Atlas for Libertarians

    If you are a Libertarian and you have not read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, you need to stop what you are doing right now and get a copy of this prophetic book.

    For all of you Libertarians who have read Atlas Shrugged, you need to go to Amazon right now and order a copy of Atlas Snubbed by Ken V. Krawchuk. Here is my review of this sequel to Atlas Shrugged;
    When I speak of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, I usually refer first to the political and philosophical lessons to be learned from it, with the fact that it is also an entertaining book as a secondary thought. I must say that Mr. Krawchuk’s “Atlas Snubbed” is foremost an enjoyably entertaining read, which also gives us much to think about pertaining to politics and philosophy. Bravo, Mr. Krawchuk!

    Had Ms. Rand’s original lessons been heeded, her words would not have become prophetic, as they have for today. Mr. Krawchuk gives us pause to think about ways to deal with possible conclusion’s to Ms. Rand’s story. Having read Atlas Snubbed, I now prefer to want to work toward “Society’s according to the desires of the individual”.

    Mr. Krawchuk effectively channels Ms. Rand’s style of story telling so well that one can begin reading Atlas Snubbed immediately after finishing Alas Shrugged as comfortably as if going from one chapter to the next of any well written novel. While the paradigm shift in philosophy will soon be noticed, the respectful adherence to the basic writing style of Ayn Rand prevents any uncomfortable feel that plagues so many sequels. Along with Ayn Rand’s style of writing, I also detect more then a few nods to Stephen King’s The Stand, adding to my personal enjoyment.

    I appreciate that Atlas Snubbed is a book that I can safely recommend to anyone without having to first think about if it is going to be offensive to some due to language or detail. Atlas Snubbed, even the unabridged version that I was fortunate enough to read, moved at a pace that was just enough faster then Ms. Rand’s original to enhance my reading pleasure enough to match the changes in social times since Ms. Rand’s origins of the story line.

    All in all, Atlas Snubbed is a fun, entertaining and thought provoking novel that would do well on everyone’s reading list.
    For those who are not Libertarian, whether you be Republican, Democrat, Indepent or of no political interest at all, if you ever want to really understand the philosophical nuances of our political system, you need to have read these two books.

    That's all. I don't expect any responces until you've read these books...
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    I have read numerous Ayn Rand books. I generally agree with her. She provides a solid basis for the free market system. She was a deep thinker. Don't expect liberals to even begin to understand her. You have to be interested in gaining an education in order to read and understand Ayn.
    "No matter how thirsty your imagination, mirages contain no water"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh B View Post
    I have read numerous Ayn Rand books. I generally agree with her. She provides a solid basis for the free market system. She was a deep thinker. Don't expect liberals to even begin to understand her. You have to be interested in gaining an education in order to read and understand Ayn.
    But liberals used to like Rand because she was an atheist and she lived a fairly liberal lifestyle. Even though Rand stated she was opposed to Libertarian ideals, she really was more Libertarian then anything else.

    The sequel to Atlas Shrugged is written by a Libertarian who has run for several political offices as a Libertarian. Even so, the author of Atlas Snubbed does a great job of staying with Ayn Rand's general style of writing.

    If you enjoyed Atlas Shrugged and feel you benefitted from it for it's political and societal messages, you will really enjoy the way Atlas Snubbed brings Ayn Rands story to relate to the atrocities that are going on today while still keeping the story in a 1950s setting where WWII never happened.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    Im goona reject the homework assignment and reply anyway.
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Dude View Post
    Im goona reject the homework assignment and reply anyway.
    Stalker!
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...wall-street/#c


    Sure Robo I'll pick up a copy of Atlas Shrugged.

    But as we know as one of the major causes of this mess was 20 years under the guidance of Greenspan's low interest rates,not enough reserves on hand,securitized loans with not enough deposits.

    And now based on ever decreasing demand based on banks exposure to CDS and private debt the only thing is more M1.

    Then give us your opinion on why the FRB does not publish the M3 aggregate.
    FEN

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Stalker!
    Alpaca is very slimming
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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