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Our First FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged
A Publius Essay | 15 January 2009 | Publius

Posted on 01/15/2009 10:32:08 AM PST by Publius

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To: Publius

Just started reading it for the first time. Please add me. Great idea.


41 posted on 01/15/2009 10:58:30 AM PST by w4women
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To: Carlucci

Hint, mark and skip the long winded soliloquies the first pass. Read the storyline, then go back and pick them up later when you have a bout of insomnia.


42 posted on 01/15/2009 10:58:38 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: bk1000

Are you in?


43 posted on 01/15/2009 10:59:34 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: Publius

I’m reading it again for the third time. It is downright prophetic and covers all the issues that are occurring today; labor unions, government bailout of failing business, even banks loaning on “feelings” and “social progress” instead of financial gain. And, of course, the banks fail due to their bad loans. It’s long, and boring at times, but well worth the read. Each time I’ve read it I found a little bit more that correlates with what is happening in our country.


44 posted on 01/15/2009 10:59:36 AM PST by suthener
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To: AmericanGirlRising
There is a book out there somewhere called The Makers & The Takers... anyone ever read that?
45 posted on 01/15/2009 10:59:43 AM PST by GeronL (A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood)
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To: Publius

I would like to be added to the ping list.

I read the book in my teens...and plan to buy it and read it again now.

I may not be able to contribute much discussion, but I am looking forward to reading the posts of you and the others.

Thank you for starting this thread.

I also like your picks for future “reads”.


46 posted on 01/15/2009 11:00:46 AM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Publius

Heck she has sex scenes in her novels? Well. Had I known this I would have picked her up much earlier—LOL.


47 posted on 01/15/2009 11:01:10 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: AmericanGirlRising

I haven’t finished Liberal Fascism yet (I read it during my lunch hour and when I have time in the evening). I am also reading Robert Gellatley’s comapartive study of Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler.


48 posted on 01/15/2009 11:01:18 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: suthener

Yes. Been meaning to reread myself for sometime now. Maybe now is the time.


49 posted on 01/15/2009 11:01:49 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Publius

In, please!


50 posted on 01/15/2009 11:01:49 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: shove_it
The bully spent so much time drinking and whoring with his Mafia wannabe buddies that he never bothered to study. During semifinal and final exams, he developed a way to cheat. He would tap me on the shoulder for the question, for example, 3 taps on my left shoulder and 4 taps on my right shoulder meant Question #34. I would reach behind and tap him on the knee once for A, twice for B, etc.

During my sophomore finals, I got tired of this and fed him an egregiously wrong answer. He punched me in the back. I then fed him another wrong answer, but one that might have been correct. He accepted it.

By feeding him wrong answers through the entire series of finals, I flunked him out and never heard from him again.

Beware Nerd Power!

51 posted on 01/15/2009 11:04:22 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: GeronL
someone should be establishing a Galts Gulch ....

I hear there is one in the Smokies.)

52 posted on 01/15/2009 11:05:31 AM PST by BARLF
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To: Publius

Outstanding! Sign me up!
:0)


53 posted on 01/15/2009 11:06:31 AM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Publius

Please add me to the ping list.

Re-read Atlas Shrugged starting the day after the election.


54 posted on 01/15/2009 11:06:48 AM PST by LouD
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To: bk1000

Are you in?


55 posted on 01/15/2009 11:06:57 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: GeronL

Are you in?


56 posted on 01/15/2009 11:08:10 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: MrB
read Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom”

Thanks for the tip. It's in my A.com cart.

57 posted on 01/15/2009 11:08:34 AM PST by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I just got the audiobook of this a few weeks back, and will be listening to it on my way to work nights.

Thank you for the ping.


58 posted on 01/15/2009 11:09:06 AM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: RaceBannon

Are you in?


59 posted on 01/15/2009 11:09:17 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: GeronL
Is this the one you're talking about?

http://www.amazon.com/Makers-Takers-conservatives-generously-materialistic/dp/038551350X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232046551&sr=8-1

60 posted on 01/15/2009 11:10:01 AM PST by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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