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5289 clicks; posted to Business » on 05 Nov 2013 at 12:44 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-05 01:27:52 PM  
8 votes:

timujin: PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

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That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?


Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book.  This was addressed at the end.  They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services.  They helped each other out.  when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it.  So if you had ability, you provided to those in need. I guess you could develop a motto about this using the themes of from those with ability to others with need, but I'm not much of a wordsmith.
2013-11-05 01:39:58 PM  
6 votes:

Tricky Chicken: timujin: PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

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That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?

Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book.  This was addressed at the end.  They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services.  They helped each other out.  when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it.  So if you had ability, you provided to those in need. I guess you could develop a motto about this using the themes of from those with ability to others with need, but I'm not much of a wordsmith.


You are close but just a little off the marx.
2013-11-05 01:21:02 PM  
6 votes:
You parasites will be sorry when me and the other Randian Superheroes finally decide to GO GALT!  How will you get by without updates to my Patriot Blog?  Who will put RON PAUL stickers all over the public infrastructure in your neighborhood?

Sorry, but we'll all be at Galt's Gulch zooming around on trains and bedding all of the attractive and sexy ladies that are really into Ayn Rand.  The kind of ladies that are turned on by a real Randian Superhero.  I'm finally gonna score.  Checkmate, libs.
2013-11-05 01:56:29 PM  
5 votes:

ricbach229: dookdookdook: Just throwing this out there, but if society's ever on the brink of collapse because the billionaire CEO of MegaPharmaPetroCorp decided to quit his job and go live on a yacht in international waters, I'll be more than happy to save the economy and step into the position myself.  Admittedly I don't have much experience in raping the economy, government, and environment of an entire country to satisfy my own personal narcissism and lust for wealth, but I'm a fast learner.

If you can be the CEO of anything bigger than a hot dog stand, WTF are you doing on here commenting snarking it up?  People with the skill sets to even manage more than teenagers mowing grass tend to be busier than you seem to be.    Someday maybe I'll have the skills you have and can run my very own whatever you founded.

/my day off just got a 3:30 mandatory meeting thrown into it, partially thanks to ACA. Going Galt sounds better and better.


This!  Who will attend meetings without Randian Superheroes?  The skills needed to be a middle manager cannot be replaced so easily.

What will you parasites do without us to give you power point presentations?  How will you survive without the meeting minutes?  Who will purchase motivational posters for the break room?

Think about that.
2013-11-05 01:00:16 PM  
5 votes:
There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-kld's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.

/oblig
2013-11-05 04:13:54 PM  
4 votes:
What always cracks me up about those who love Atlas Shrugged is they usually don't understand that John Galt is a communist agitator. John Galt owned nothing, he was labor for hire. Taggart, d'Anconia, and Reardon these were owners, producers of wealth and John Galt convinced them to give up their wealth, to roll over and surrender to the state.

John Galt forms a commune in the mountains, sure they pretend  to "pay" people in gold, but he rewards those who he views as more equal with more gold right from the start, just like the old USSR did. He then convinces those producers to move there, getting them to imprison themselves in their own gulag without ever realizing that they are their own prisoners.

His tactics of work stoppage, slow down, obstruction and out right striking those are labor tactics not owner tactics. Going Galt is a communist solution to capitalist oppression, not a capitalist solution to communist oppression. It is truly a brilliant piece of communist propaganda that idiot class does not even realize is commie propaganda, but all of Rand's works are like this. She was a brilliant communist agitator.
2013-11-05 12:09:29 PM  
3 votes:
I find ayn rand republicans to be a fascinating contradiction. Especially when they claim to be good Christians at the same time. It's like meeting a gay Jewish black man who wants to join the KKK. you just don't know how to to break it too them that they're seriously misinformed about their position in life.
2013-11-06 01:06:05 PM  
2 votes:

Firethorn: There's a lot less WTF's in Rand's philosophies if you fully develop them


Objectivism, fully developed:

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2013-11-05 06:28:30 PM  
2 votes:

flondrix: mcreadyblue: Inflation is around the corner folks.

How long has it been just around the corner?


Since the gas station put in that air pump.

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2013-11-05 02:12:58 PM  
2 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: SomeoneDumb: mcreadyblue: Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.

Good. That would have a better impact on our debt than any GOP austerity program.

You must have nothing in the bank and thus nothing to lose.


Exactly!  He probably has his money in something stupid like stocks, commodities, or real estate.  Why should people who keep their money in a savings account be punished?

Did you know that every year a dollar is worth less and less while a dram of gold can still buy the same monocle in 2013 that it did in 1913?  This is why we need to go back to the gold standard, so my keen investment intellect is no longer punished by the hand of government.
2013-11-05 01:18:43 PM  
2 votes:

gunslinger_RG: Go Galt.. humph... why not go Dracula... both are equally as real. Only Dracula is way cooler.


At least Dracula doesn't lie about his motives.

//Or maybe he does.
2013-11-05 12:12:47 PM  
2 votes:

GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.


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2013-11-05 12:10:29 PM  
2 votes:
Just throwing this out there, but if society's ever on the brink of collapse because the billionaire CEO of MegaPharmaPetroCorp decided to quit his job and go live on a yacht in international waters, I'll be more than happy to save the economy and step into the position myself.  Admittedly I don't have much experience in raping the economy, government, and environment of an entire country to satisfy my own personal narcissism and lust for wealth, but I'm a fast learner.
2013-11-05 11:58:16 AM  
2 votes:
The fact that this pseudo-religious cult dogma has lasted for so long is a testament to why every single major religion derided selfishness and pride.  Whether you believe in a God or Gods, it is pretty clear that societies across the planet had to put constraints own our douchebag natures under the penalty of smiting.

"Who is John Galt" is the perfect epitaph for the boomer generation.  Having been given everything, they proceeded to live a hedonist lifestyle that would have made Nero blush.  Now when the chickens are coming home to roost -- they are blaming the weak and the helpless and the voiceless.  The day I started to take my faith seriously, I started leaving the GOP.  They are literally the opposite of everything they proclaim.  F'em... I am going to stay with and work with the poor, because frankly they are better company.

Go Galt.. humph... why not go Dracula... both are equally as real.  Only Dracula is way cooler.
2013-11-05 11:51:41 AM  
2 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: In before Bob.


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I have no idea what you're talking about, so I'm just going to assume you mean Bob Dobbs.

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Or Bob Wiley?

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Cheddar Bob?

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Bob Barker says, "Spay and Neuter your pets."

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Or maybe you're feeling One Love, like Bob Marley.

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And let's not forget Bob Goldthwait, responsible for "The 'Citizen Kane' of alcoholic clown movies."

Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.
2013-11-05 11:36:46 AM  
2 votes:
I strongly encourage every ayn randian fanatic to go galt and drop out of this evil society as fast as they can. Flee to the hills! You'll be safe in your bunkers and caves, I promise.
2013-11-06 06:52:25 PM  
1 vote:

Mrbogey: Advocating a return to hard money is terrible business advice, because it's not only unproductive and wildly unlikely but would also bring back the huge fluctuations in inflation that modern monetary policy has managed to largely end in the Western world.

Stopped reading at that point.

Here:
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Going off the gold standard is done precisely so inflation can be created and manipulated.


Not understanding your own chart..
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2013-11-05 07:15:27 PM  
1 vote:

flondrix: trotsky: The books I have for my two year old are more believable. Plus they teach how to act like a good person, not a retarded idiot.

What sort of books do objectivists give their kids?  I know of at least one objectivist YA novel (The Girl who Owned a City) but I have no idea what they give little kids to read.  I'll bet someone has tried to write one...and I can't help but remember Rush Limbaugh's attempt at kidlit.


Probably shiat like My Little Pony because I imagine all LOLibertarians to be disgusting Brony dweebs too.
2013-11-05 04:15:04 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: You parasites will be sorry when me and the other Randian Superheroes finally decide to GO GALT!  How will you get by without updates to my Patriot Blog?  Who will put RON PAUL stickers all over the public infrastructure in your neighborhood?

Sorry, but we'll all be at Galt's Gulch zooming around on trains and bedding all of the attractive and sexy ladies that are really into Ayn Rand.  The kind of ladies that are turned on by a real Randian Superhero.  I'm finally gonna score.  Checkmate, libs.


Go ahead, go off to a prison where you don't even know you are a prisoner and are your own guard.
2013-11-05 03:46:13 PM  
1 vote:
So...

I haven't read Atlas Shrugged so could be waaaay off.

I understand the premise is that the worlds wealthy - the leaders of industry and the like - all decide to bugger off and basically leave everyone else wallowing in self pity because the factories all closed and they're all unemployed...

I assume the factories had some level of mid-management who knew how the whole place operated, an accounts guy who knew where the various orders would go, foremen who knew what the workers were supposed to do and workers who knew how to operate the machines.

When Mr. Industrialist vanishes to his mountain hideout leaving the factory all locked up - isn't that a problem everyone else who worked there could have solved with a pair of bolt cutters?
2013-11-05 02:02:23 PM  
1 vote:

GoodyearPimp: H31N0US: Tricky Chicken: timujin: PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

[isobeldebrujah.files.wordpress.com image 790x416]

That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?

Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book.  This was addressed at the end.  They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services.  They helped each other out.  when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it.  So if you had ability, you provided to those in need. I guess you could develop a motto about this using the themes of from those with ability to others with need, but I'm not much of a wordsmith.

You are close but just a little off the marx.

Try it again in Englesh..


Quit stalin and tell me the answer!
2013-11-05 01:27:50 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: attractive and sexy ladies


i.telegraph.co.uk
2013-11-05 01:02:11 PM  
1 vote:

mcreadyblue: Inflation is around the corner folks.


Since roughly November 2008
2013-11-05 12:49:31 PM  
1 vote:
Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.
2013-11-05 11:13:59 AM  
1 vote:
Isn't that the idea?
 
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