Tag Archives | Greed

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

When Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957, critics dismissed it as melodramatic, overwrought, and didactic. The dialogue, they said, was incredibly boring, repetitive, and long-winded. Characters launched into philosophical diatribes that had little to do with the action or scene

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Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

The first line of Frazier’s new novel pulls you in:  “Luce’s new stranger children were small and beautiful and violent.”  You just can’t quit after a line like that; you have to go on.  Follow with “The children loved fire above all elements of creation,” and you have the beginnings of a tale of crime […]

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Inside Job

Inside Job, Documentary

Inside Job, directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Matt Damon, tells the story of how Wall Street Bankers nearly took down the global financial system, cost the economy 20 trillion dollars, and got away with it.  At times during the movie there was laughter – but if laughter can be bitter, this was.  When […]

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Telephone Wires

Capitalism Run Amuck

It took AT&T ten days to come to our house and attempt to fix our land line.  I say “attempt,” because it is not yet fixed.  We have to wait another ten to fifteen days for the digging crew to excavate the line in our yard and replace it. When our phone went out, we didn’t call AT&T immediately, […]

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