I started reading Atlas Shrugged during December of 2008, but I put it down after finishing Part I because it was too depressing. Atlas Shrugged is a fiction that was written in the mid-1950s, yet it reads as if it was documenting life in 2008.
A couple of days ago I decided to resume reading Atlas Shrugged and I'm about 30 pages into Part II. Today, 21 June 2009, I see the following headline from the Washington Post: "Obama Defends Proposed New Agency." Obama's "new agency" is going to help protect consumers against deceptive lending practices and he's calling it the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Wait a minute... four pages into Part II of Atlas Shrugged the Consumers' Protection agency is mentioned. Doh!
By the way... Who is John Galt?
Creator: Gerald Thurman
Created: 21 June 2009
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:15:48 MST