There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
$400k in 1960 dollars is $2.8 million in 2009 dollars.
Despite that, people continuously make foolish statements like "Oh well we had a tax rate of 91% in the past so raising taxes on people earning more than $200k is obviously okay!"
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.