Atlas Shrugged: 50 Years Ahead Of Its Time

I'm only four chapters into Atlas Shrugged, but the parallels to modern events are startling.  The main industry that this book involves (at least so far) is the railroad business:

Then it was said that large, established railroad systems were essential to the public welfare; and that the collapse of one of them would be a national catastrophe; and that if one such system had happened to sustain a crushing loss in a public-spirited attempt to contribute to international good will, it was entitled to public support to help it survive the blow.

Substitute railroad for bank and we have just read the news for the past year or so.  Scary isn't it?

Posted on Nov 23
Written by Wayne Hartman