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Privatization is a Failed Experiment
I've long felt latest incarnation of conservatism should be called out for what it is....a radical experiment.
The Daily Beast
My Problem With People Who Agree With MeBy P. J. O'Rourke
I have just returned from a confab of people who agree with me, at one of the nation's largest annual gatherings of individuals and organizations devoted to libertarianism and libertarian-conservatism.
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal
Weekend Reading: Jonathan Chait vs. The Hax of Sol III
Also, this week, the Congressional Budget Office again revised down its cost estimates for Medicare, which now spends $50 billion a year less than it was projected to before Obamacare passed.
Kickstarting John Galt
Last September, the producers of Atlas Shrugged Part III : Who Is John Galt? launched a Kickstarter campaign that ended up raising $446,000 to help fund the final installment of the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel about a world driven to the brink of collapse by overweening redistributionist government.
Snowpiercer Is a Great Sci-Fi Film - Political, Beautiful, and Totally Committed
What is it about trains and class warfare in science fiction? Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged , about a railroad magnate who joins the rest of the 1 percent on a strike to protest the 99 percent's whining about income inequality, has a chugging train at its heart - Rand points to trains as a symbol of everything humanity can aspire to be.
All Aboard for Class War
Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer takes its name from the futuristic super-train in which everyone left on earth lives - the film introduces the train as the "rattling ark" that's keeping humanity alive.