The Last Capitalist

A site dedicated to restoring individualism in the United States of America

Daily(ish) Ayn Rand Quote 03/11/09

Posted by jemartynowski on March 11, 2009

There is no fatalistic, predetermined historical necessity. Atlas Shrugged is not a prophecy of our unavoidable destruction, but a manifesto of our power to avoid it, if we choose to change our course.

-“Is Atlas Shrugging?” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

Well, this one’s pretty simple.  More so than ever before, Atlas may be shrugging.  There are many productive, smart small business owners getting ready to shut down.  There are multiple reasons for this, including our aging population, higher taxes on them, HUUUUUUUGE advantages for large businesses being handed out by the government.  Since many of these small business owners are hitting retirement age, they are willing to give up on their businesses a little easier.  With all of the negatives the government are starting to stack against them, we should prepare to have the most entrepreneurial people of our society stop providing us with their goods and services if we don’t make things a bit easier for us to act as individuals, not just “cogs in the machine.”

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