Starting some critique about Ayn Rand, oh, yeah, bab-ee, it’s AWN!

One of the central problems, I feel, with Ayn Rand’s work in general, and Atlas Shrugged in particular, is that she was a very black-and-white thinker.

To her, any “governmental coercion” equals the Stalinist USSR.

Of course, I have hindsight she doesn’t have, but it is also my experience that Objectivist-inspired neocons have a convenient and peculiar way of historical interpretation.

So, after World War II, the United States was as close to a socialist democratic republic that we’d ever get, from the New Deal to the Marshall Plan, Keynesian economics held sway. The highest tax rate was around 95% both here and abroad.

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First post, new project

Starting a blog feels weird.  I know I should have one, as an indie writer, but how to start?  Like with all writing, I decided to start by starting, even though the odds of anyone reading this are low.

I am starting the research for a new project, whose working title is Atlas Stumbled.  It is a satirical, unauthorized sequel to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.  In the process of doing research, I often find much to discuss (or about which to rant), so that’ll be good feeder material for the blog!

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