I have a book I would like to recommend to you all, but I can’t. I can’t recommend it because it has WAY too much sex in it. If it weren’t for the parts about sex (which have a lot of lead up and are easily skipped if you want to read it even thought I’m telling you their is too much sex in it.) I would defiantly recommend Atlas Shrugged. Maybe the cliff notes version would tell you all the things I learned from this book with out the sex…hum…
One thing I found particularly interesting about reading this book at THIS time is the problems she talks about and the “solutions” the government enacts (which consequently ruin the whole country) are strikingly similar to some things going on at this very moment in time in the US and across the world. There are quite a few politicians that if I thought they would actually get my package that I would send them a copy of the book and tell them which character they are.
The moral or theme of the book is basically, when the government meddles it ruins everything and if capitalism were let alone to do its thing everything would be fine.
Ayn Rand (the Author) said this about capitalism.
Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.
The recognition of individual rights entails the banishment of physical force from human relationships: basically, rights can be violated only by means of force. In a capitalist society, no man or group may initiate the use of physical force against others. The only function of the government, in such a society, is the task of protecting man’s rights, i.e., the task of protecting him from physical force; the government acts as the agent of man’s right of self-defense, and may use force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use; thus the government is the means of placing the retaliatory use of force under objective control.
—Ayn Rand, “What Is Capitalism?” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Ayn Rand demonstrates in Atlas Shrugged what she believes a world where the individual rights, the ability to practice capitalism is taken away, and what a society that functions with pure, unrestricted capitalism would be like.
Personally I like the capitalism one.