This is a really great essay in the way it takes themes from The Fountainhead and applies them to life as an Ayn Rand admirer.
Keynesian economics is such a bad joke. And to think that the US government and its main regulatory arm, the Federal Reserve, has been mostly guided by this garbage for the last 60 years.
It’s sometimes difficult to make fun of Keynesian economics. But this isn’t because Keynesian theory is airtight.
The problem is that it’s hard to utilize satire when proponents of Keynesian theory say things that are more absurd than anything critics could possibly make up.
Paul Krugman, for example, stated a couple of years ago that it would be good for growth if everyone thought the world was going to be attacked by aliens because that would trigger massive military outlays.
He also asserted recently that a war would be very beneficial to the economy.
Equally bizarre, he really said that the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center would “do some economic good” because…
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Truly stunning! Seems like he must use some kind of pre-programmed GPS guide or something like that.
” It’s possible you’ve never heard of Simon Beck, but after today, you won’t be able to forget him or his wintry works of art. Simon is an artist and is most well-known for making incredibly delicate and detailed art in the snow, just by walking over a fresh snowfall. He literally walks miles in the snow to create these pieces. And the part that blows our minds? He could spend hours upon hours creating one design, just to have it be covered by snowfall or blown away by the next day. But he still makes them.Simon walks over layers of fresh snow in special shoes to create his mind-boggling art.”
That’s Simon above . Doing who-all knows what you say ?
Doing this …
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A nice refutation of the falsehood that Ayn Rand’s heroes and philosophy are sociopathic in nature.