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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    My reference says "Ayn Rand" -- see "warmed over Neitzsche".
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Upon reading about her (thanks for the links btw). I think she was crazy. And no, I will not see this movie.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Upon reading about her (thanks for the links btw). I think she was crazy. And no, I will not see this movie.
    You might think she was crazy (and opinion I share) but her influence on modern conservativism is huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    You might think she was crazy (and opinion I share) but her influence on modern conservativism is huge.
    Yes, which is sad. The system she described and desired would be truly dysfunctional and not feasible (which I also believe about Right wing American Conservatism).
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yes, which is sad. The system she described and desired would be truly dysfunctional and not feasible (which I also believe about Right wing American Conservatism).
    The system she described and desired was capitalism. How is capitalism (as opposed to when government interferes in markets causing unintended consequences) dysfunctional and not feasible?
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    The system she described and desired was capitalism. How is capitalism (as opposed to when government interferes in the market causing unintended consequences) dysfunctional and not feasible?
    And pure capitalism would be truly dysfunctional, and not feasible.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    The system she described and desired was capitalism. How is capitalism (as opposed to when government interferes in the market causing unintended consequences) dysfunctional and not feasible?
    Unregulated capitalism quickly leads to oppressive monopolies, a wide range of rich and poor, and abuse of the workers by their employed mega corporations. Capitalism is good only when properly regulated.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    And you call yourself a libertarian? I think you should reconsider.
    Randians are a blight on libertarianism. Valuing liberty is one thing, valuing selfishness is another thing altogether.

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    And you call yourself a libertarian? I think you should reconsider.

    Listen to the Neal Boortz show, or go to Boortz.com for comments.

    Atlas Shrugged is the greatest novel of all time. It is also the greatest selling novel of all time.
    hardly.

    List of best-selling books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A Tale of Two Citie,s Charles Dickens, English, 1859, over 200 million
    The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien, English, 19541955, 150 million
    The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien, English, 1937, over 100 million
    红楼梦 (Dream of the Red Chamber), Cao Xueqin, Chinese, 1759-1791, over 100 million
    And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie, English, 1939, 100 million

    Atlas Shrugged FAQ
    According to a press release from the Ayn Rand Institute, over 7 million copies had been sold by the US publishers as of January 2010, with sales in 2009 along being over 500,000 copies

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    And pure capitalism would be truly dysfunctional, and not feasible.
    There's no such thing as pure capitalism; it is an ideal that doesn't exist in reality. Any capitalist system requires government support to sustain it.
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