Monday, May 16, 2011

Questions about 'Atlas Shrugged'

In the "Atlas Shrugged" universe, does "Atlas Shrugged" not exist? Or do the good/rich people in that world revere another book that spells out their philosophy? If they do, has Ayn Rand written it? Does everyone take it as gospel once they read it? And if that's true, would that mean the so-called parasites just never bothered to do so? Or, given that Objectivism is the light and way in this universe (unlike the real universe), would such a work even be necessary? If Rand's ideas are well-known facts of life in this universe, does this mean that the poor people and government bureaucrats chose to respectively be lazy and evil? And if so, why would anyone choose these options if it's so easy to be rich and respected?

Discuss.

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