I’ve recently finished reading Atlas Shrugged. In short, it is a philosophy wrapped up in a novel. A story. The philosophy is Objectivism. There are only two types of people in this novel. There are those who produce, and those who consume. The story is about what happens to a society that abandons rational self interest for collective whim. Producers and Looters.
I kept thinking a lot of Yemen as I read this. Lots of similarities. A country that has stopped. It’s arteries incapable of delivering anything. No fuel. No transportation. No production just consumption. No exports, just imports. No innovation. No creation. A country in technological and sociological regress. A country, just like the fictional dystopian United States in the novel, that is run by crooks and looters who lie to themselves before they lie to you, that they have the best interests of the country at heart.
In the novel, the…
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