Saturday, February 13, 2010

Colbert on Rand

Wikiality's article on Ayn Rand made me shoot coffee through my nose. It even has a naked picture of Ayn Rand for your viewing pleasure!
Atlas Shrugged is about a bunch of rich business owners who, like all rich people, started out poor and earned every penny they had [except for the heroine, Dagny Taggart, and another major character, Francisco d'Anconia -- Ed.]. This proves that all poor people are just too lazy to get rich. The business owners got tired of paying their workers, so they all ran away from society and hid in Galt's Gulch, a special enclave for the wealthy, brilliant titans who once carried society on their shoulders. The book ends with them starving to death because they didn't have any laborers to produce food.

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