Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Message for The Bureaucrats

If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose- because it contains all the others- the fact that they were the people who created the phrase to make money. No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity- to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created.

----Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)


Left Coast Rebel said...

Reading Rand makes me think of how many traditions in the US we have lost, she wouldn't even recognize the country today.

blackandgoldfan said...

How true, LCR! She'd probably think she was back in the old Soviet Union.