Greece, Germany, and a real-world version of Atlas Shrugged

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.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You could translate Atlas Shrugged into Greek and make everyone in the country read it, and I still don’t think that would change much.

    There is something very wrong with the Greeks that will not be solved any time soon.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Now the Euro Union has to pay more taxes , for a whole country full of lazy people and tax cheaters Greece.