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WanderingEng  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans Rot

At the risk of admitting I've read Atlas Shrugged, moldy soy beans contributed to Ayn Rand's collapse of society.




Odder  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I also unfortunately thought of Atlas Shrugged.

What's ironic is that most of the politicians who talk publicly about how much they love Ayn Rand actually make great Ayn Rand villains. Not that her heroes are much better...

francopoli  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Every Liberal should read that book, just as every atheist needs to read the bible. Atlas Shrugged is a bad book; the writing and story are bad. When the story starts to get somewhat interesting she goes on a 60 page masturbatory screed that brings the book to a thundering halt from which it never recovers. Rand wrote the book as a "lol go fuck you" to society. It comes off as an edgy teenager's manifesto against his teachers and parents that won't let him do whatever he wants.