Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Paul Ryan

Paul Krugman:
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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1 comment:

  1. Does Krugman's quote make sense? Ayn Rand's philosophy of ethics was discarded by Ryan. Ayn Rand believed that all people should strive for self reliance, empowerment and dignity. She would ask why you would watch Honey Boo Boo instead of a child prodigy. She romanticized art and argued that it should be made to reflect an ideal for humans to aspire to. A positive role model. Like Michelangelo's David. To say that Howard Roark is unbelievable and therefore I assume Holden Caulfied is believable is laughable. I'm glad I don't live in Krugman's "real" world which sounds a lot like the land of status quo.