Saturday, August 17, 2013

Eliot Spitzer and Ayn Rand - Progs won't read either one.

They really don't have much in common.  Pretty sure Spitzer isn't interested in promoting the ideas from "Atlas Shrugged" because they defeat the narrative.
In 'Shale Gas is Rearden Metal', Delingpole points to weird/chilling similarities between the European 'controversy' on Shale Gas and the fictional company in Rand's book.
Ayn Rand foresaw all this. Swelling the ranks of the anti-Rearden-Metal protesters are all sorts of unlikely pressure groups – especially after Rearden Metal is used to make the sleepers on the new, fast, efficient Rio Norte railway line.
"I don't like the resolution passed by the convention of grade school teachers of New Mexico" said Taggart.
"What resolution?"
"They resolved that it was their opinion that children should not be permitted to ride on the new Rio Norte Line of Taggart Transcontinental when it's completed because it is unsafe."
Ah yes. The convention of grade school teachers of New Mexico: of course they'd know. Just like Prince Charles knows. And Natalie Bennet and Caroline Lucas of the Green party knows. And those bright, clued-up sparks in the Diocese of Blackburn know.

But, in Spitzer's case, those who are motivated by the author will be turned off by the title: 'Saving Capitalism'.

Not Very Many People Bought Eliot Spitzer's New Book

Of course capitalism does need to be saved ... from the influence allowed to be peddled by and to OTHER government entities.  It's a neat mobius loop. Build in little loopholes in the regulatory structure, and ignore other regs. Then put on show trials and prosecute the judas goats.
Alinsky likes it.

At the moment the Watermelons' strangest objection is that Shale Gas going into the mix would only result in savings of 4% in the rates for the consumer.  Interesting considering the tremendous rate rises of the last ten years.

Low information people DO wake up at some point, don't they? 

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