Who knew the Germans were Randians? The Europe crisis in general. and the acrimonious debate in Greece and Germany now sounds like it was pulled from Atlas Shrugged
“I suggested a couple of months ago that the economic turmoil in Greece and Venezuela is somewhat akin to a real-life version of Atlas Shrugged.
And I’ve also used that analogy when writing about France and Detroit.
But I’m probably not doing justice to Ayn Rand’s famous novel because Atlas Shrugged is not just about an economy that collapses under the weight of too much government regulation, intervention, and control.
I probably won’t give the right description since I’m a policy wonk rather than a philosopher, but Atlas Shrugged is also about the perils of self-sacrifice.”