Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Good quote posted elsewhere

"When the government controls your paycheck, your housing, and your ration card, it doesn't need to put you in jail; you are in jail."
-Megan McArdle

If you read Ayn Rand's 1st novel "We the Living" the story epitomizes the above quote. We the Living isn't biographical per se, although it is somewhat based upon what Rand went through in communist Russia

H/T to Joe Huffman for the link.


Anonymous said...

We the Living was good but so depressing I seldom recommend it to others because one can come away from it without any hope.

Thanks for the link!

Mike W. said...

I agree, if you're going to start reading Rand it's probably not the best place to start.

I do like "The Virtue of Selfishness" and would recommend it to those new to Rand.