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Hating on Prosperity


I'm re-reading Atlas Shrugged, and just a few pages into it, I find this:

When [Eddie Willers] came to Fifth Avenue, he kept his eyes on the windows of the stores he passed. There was nothing he needed or wished to buy but he liked to see the display of goods, any goods, objects made by men, to be used by men. He enjoyed the sight of a prosperous street...
What does it say that our political class - starting with this president - can't stand up for and set an expectation of success and achievement in America? Why play figurehead to the derision of some for prosperity and wealth?

I look forward to the day when our politicians enjoy the sight of a prosperous street, take pride in it, and again showcase the successful as an example to all.


by Brett Rogers, 2/18/2009 2:35:56 PM


I can count on one hand the number of people I know who made it through that book more than once. You rock!



Posted by Annette (, 2/19/2009 2:58:36 PM

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