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John Stossel on Fox Business: Atlas Shrugged 1/7/10
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Posted on 01/07/2010 5:53:55 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Stossel's discussion of Atlas Shrugged, on Fox Business 1/07/10

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: atlas; atlasshrugged; fbn; stossel
Part 1 is up on youtube now.
1 posted on 01/07/2010 5:53:56 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast; Publius

fyi


2 posted on 01/07/2010 5:54:57 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Thanks! I’ve been ‘Going Galt’ for a number of years already. ;)


3 posted on 01/07/2010 5:58:34 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Publius

For your critique. :)


4 posted on 01/07/2010 5:59:02 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

DVR’d it. I’ll check it out later tonight or tomorrow.


5 posted on 01/07/2010 5:59:42 PM PST by Publius
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Could have done without the fish pedicure.

The rest of the show was good.


6 posted on 01/07/2010 5:59:49 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLRHyI2Puo
Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs1BY8GsVfI
Part 3


7 posted on 01/07/2010 6:02:44 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Ping for great justice!


8 posted on 01/07/2010 6:06:51 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

bfltr


9 posted on 01/07/2010 6:09:04 PM PST by mnehring
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Great link! Thanks!


10 posted on 01/07/2010 6:09:26 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

It was a great show. In fact, all three of his shows so far have been great.


11 posted on 01/07/2010 6:09:58 PM PST by JoeGar
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

If I had money I’d invest in the guest’s bank. Thats the type we need running for office.


12 posted on 01/07/2010 6:17:45 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Favorited, thanks!


13 posted on 01/07/2010 6:25:39 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I don’t much care for Ayn Rand on balance (it’s a close call).

Stossel’s discussion was on in the other room, though, and I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. I’ve put his series on the DVR.

In the eyes of this ersatz-libertarian, good stuff.


14 posted on 01/07/2010 6:28:27 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Thrilled to see this discussion on youtube.


15 posted on 01/07/2010 6:30:15 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Thanks! I’ve been ‘Going Galt’ for a number of years already. ;)

So, you're moving to California?

:^)

16 posted on 01/07/2010 6:53:26 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: YankeeReb

Which bank was that?


17 posted on 01/07/2010 6:56:04 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Good God. That second kid he spoke with actually believes that only through government care-taking can we reach our “full human potential.” Dreadful human being, dreadful.


18 posted on 01/07/2010 6:59:28 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Bump!


19 posted on 01/07/2010 7:03:36 PM PST by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I saw Stossel on Fox N Friends (or as I like to called Gretchen and other two guys). They were talking about Atlas Shrugged. I was curious since I recently bought that book and started reading it. I’ve heard that this book has actually sold like hotcakes since Obama’s election.


20 posted on 01/07/2010 7:18:46 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Saw it. A good show. Stossel hit the key points, and Yuron Brook was on the money, as was the banker.

Characterizing the banker as Dagny was off the mark, however. He was Midas Mulligan.

21 posted on 01/07/2010 8:48:39 PM PST by Publius
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Excellent, I want to see the rest of the show now.
Thanks!


22 posted on 01/07/2010 9:03:05 PM PST by The Mayor (The character of your children tomorrow depends on what you put into their hearts today.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Dr. Binswanger's review:

Aired tonight on the new John Stossel show was the long-awaited episode on Atlas Shrugged. The featured guests--Yaron Brook, John Allison, and Brad Thompson--each did quite well. The best part, in my opinion, was Dr. Brooks' defense of selfishness, towards the end of their appearance (the first half-hour).

"Overall, the show fell a bit flat. I think that was due to Stossel's focusing on the now-familiar point that Atlas predicted today's political-economic chaos. Not only was there not enough emphasis (due to Stossel) on the moral revolution represented by Atlas, there was no indication of the grandeur of the novel--it's heroic characters, exciting plot, and especially its exalted sense of life. If I hadn't read Atlas, the fact that it predicted today's political events wouldn't have motivated me to read it.

Stossel did mention the Library of Congress poll that found Atlas was second only to the Bible in affecting people's lives. But that went by quickly, and you didn't get the idea that reading Atlas is a life-altering experience."

23 posted on 01/08/2010 3:53:14 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Bm for later


24 posted on 01/08/2010 4:02:23 AM PST by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: Disambiguator

Heck, no! I escaped CA in the ‘80’s. I’m not going back there, no matter how far up my backside the snow piles, or how low the mercury drops out here in rural Wisconsin, LOL!

It’s a ‘state of mind’ not a state of being, IMHO. :)


25 posted on 01/08/2010 6:10:11 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

This billboard and another just like it are on both sides of I-95 near the GA-FLA border.

26 posted on 01/08/2010 6:31:06 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

All 6 parts! I have them all downloaded, so let me know if you want me to upload them somewhere if they yank them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy_4RLd9QPE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLRHyI2Puo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs1BY8GsVfI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5L6I4g9sQs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSac04JPTvI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZDyX_ojo6U


27 posted on 01/08/2010 6:35:56 AM PST by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: tbw2

It said in a caption on the video, I didn’t catch it, but I thought the guy was impressive.


28 posted on 01/08/2010 8:12:05 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: steelyourfaith

there was no indication of the grandeur of the novel—it’s heroic characters, exciting plot, and especially its exalted sense of life.

Exciting plot?


29 posted on 01/08/2010 2:29:50 PM PST by Kent1957
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Bump


30 posted on 01/08/2010 7:33:45 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: steelyourfaith

“The best part, in my opinion, was Dr. Brooks’ defense of selfishness, towards the end of their appearance...”

I was thinking the same thing; his response to the guy’s question was brilliant.

Excellent show. I only wish Stossel had ended the show with a “what if” the high producers now were to strike as they did in the book. It’s important for people to understand this, too.


31 posted on 01/11/2010 6:40:40 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Never argue with a man whose job depends on not being convinced. (Mencken))
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