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Who is John Galt? Who is Ayn Rand?

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    raymond

     

     

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    PaoloM

    Stop with contentless posts.

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    ScanIAm

    John Galt is a fictional character in a book written for the ethically illiterate! 

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    dahat

    , ScanIAm wrote

    John Galt is a fictional character in a book written for the ethically illiterate! 

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    Rather than deal with facts you deal in personal attacks. Bravo!

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    phreaks

    I am John Galt.

     

    /spam

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    Sven Groot

    @phreaks: No, I'm Spartacus!

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    cbae

     

    LMAO! In Ayn Rand's utopian world, nobody would even give this sorry sack a job because of his speech impediment. How many teachers throughout his life had to put in extra time without additional compensation to help correct this dude's speech problem in school when he was a kid? Ha ha ha!

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , dahat wrote

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    Rather than deal with facts you deal in personal attacks. Bravo!

    I'm with Scan on this one. Two against one, therefore fact. I can't wait for Ayn's utopian world where all of the lazy people have been euthinized and everyone else that's left is rich. A company with hundreds of CEOs...Now that's eutopia.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    W3bbo

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

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    I'm with Scan on this one. Two against one, therefore fact. I can't wait for Ayn's utopian world where all of the lazy people have been euthinized and everyone else that's left is rich. A company with hundreds of CEOs...Now that's eutopia.

    My problem with Ayn's advocates is their argument is based on unproven ideology as opposed to being evidence-based.

    I also disagree with the notion that the biggest earners are also the biggest producers (which implies the biggest contributors to the economy). This may be true for certain industrialists (like say, Bill Gates) but it doesn't reward companies led by people without obscene salaries. The "greed is good" mentality only works when everyone is greedy and motived by self-interest, which is a simplistic view of humanity and simply doesn't work because altruism is hard-wired into the human brain. I strongly recommend everyone watches Adam Curtis' documentaries on the subject, especially "Fúck You, Buddy".

    As for myself, I advocate a state-regulated mixed economy social democracy model. Viva la Europe!

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    blowdart

    , W3bbo wrote

    I also disagree with the notion that the biggest earners are also the biggest producers (which implies the biggest contributors to the economy).

    And the US shows this to be a false assumption. Paris Hilton is a good example, she earns a lot, does bugger all, and most of it is inherited. The whole holywood economy. Sports stars. Bankers. And so on.

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    raymond

    , PaoloM wrote

    Stop with contentless posts.

     

     

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    Cream​Filling512

    @blowdart:

    She earns a lot because there's only one Paris Hilton in the world, if she was cloned her value would go down substantially.  The ban of human cloning is just a conspiracy to prevent celebrities from going down in value.

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    cbae

    @raymond:

    How much does Google pay you to spam the $h1t out of Microsoft properties with YouTube videos?

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