Thread inspired by Workable Socialism thread. I bought and read a horrible tiny text paperback copy of Atlas Shrugged a few years ago, and while I found the world described in the book as way too black and white, I still felt Rand presented a uniquely compelling argument. I agree there is a lot of talent in the world whose strive for excellence is hindered by too much red tape. Moreover, unsustainable and bloated entitlement programs mean we could not possibly continue as we do now.
Thus, welcome to the Workable Objectivism thread. I know this thread will be contentious, but at least we'll have a lot of fun.