It’s past midnight as I write this, so I know it’s a day late. But, after thinking about it all day, I STILL think reprinting this from the most recent Galt’s Gulch newsletter is worth doing…
“A white rectangle hung over the city, imparting the date to the men in the streets below. In the rusty light of this evening’s sunset, the rectangle said: September 2.” – Atlas Shrugged
Depicting a world spinning out of control, plagued by soaring government spending, crippling regulations and ever-increasing assaults on individual liberty, Ayn Rand wrote Atlas Shrugged more than 50 years ago as a warning.
One look at the news today and you come to realize that Atlas Shrugged is NOW NON-FICTION.
On this day in Atlas Shrugged:
- Eddie Willers walks through NYC and is bothered by the city’s gigantic calendar announcing “September 2nd.”
- Hank Rearden and Dagny Taggart take a vacation and discover an abandoned motor.
- Francisco D’Anconia’s money speech is made on September 2nd at Jim and Cheryl Taggart’s wedding.
- D’Anconia Copper is nationalized on September 2nd and the date on the calendar is replaced with “Brother, you asked for it!”
Did you know?
Ayn Rand chose Sept. 2nd as a significant day because it was the date she started writing Atlas Shrugged.
I really want one of those T-Shirts. If you want one to, click the image to open the page where you can buy one.
Of course, I realized Atlas Shrugged was becoming a reality almost as soon as I’d read it, nearly 30 years ago…
I want ice water.
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