Sunday, July 12, 2009

A growing disconnect? Ayn Rand and Friedrich Hayek's gowing popularity

The mainstream media is finally noticing the growing disconnect. The philosophy of Ayn Rand and the economics of Friedrich Hayek are making an impact. Philadelphia Inquirer: Surge in sales of 2 books offers political hints.
There is a growing disconnect between the country's political class and its citizens. It was manifestly on display last month when the House approved the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, which in its final form was longer than Atlas Shrugged and which none of the members voting on it had read. That the free citizens of a free country would be served so cavalierly by their elected representatives is the sort of thing any good novelist would hesitate to invent, for fear it would seem too implausible.
[via Instapundit.com (v.2)]

1 comments:

JG said...

Rajesh,

Check out this fantastic 2 part address by Dr yaron Brook at the Boston Tea Party on July 4th:
http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=101501319068&h=p2IVF&u=sQ1FD&ref=nf
To complement his fantastic speech the background is truly picturesque! Enjoy.

Jasmine