Monday, August 11, 2014

We are not living in an Ayn Rand novel

I see that the Mighty Krugman has responded to the NYTimes Magazine article Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?

Krugman says no. And reliably got off a good one at Paul Ryan:
Paul Ryan thinks that we’re living in an Ayn Rand novel.
He provides a link to the New Yorker article Ayn Rand Joins the Ticket which contains this awesome fact: a Congressman, Ryan not only tried to get all of the interns in his congressional office to read Rand’s writing, he also gave copies of her novel “Atlas Shrugged” to his staff as Christmas presents, as he told the Weekly Standard in 2003.
I'm sure that Ryan doesn't appreciate the irony of celebrating a Christian holiday of free-handed gift-giving through the anti-altruism Bible written by a devout atheist.