Sunday, December 19, 2010

An Ayn Rand Christmas

What's so wonderful about bailing out society's least productive and trustworthy members?  

While driving the other day, I heard a radio ad for Best Buy, promising to help customers save up to 30% on certain gifts before 12pm Saturday. Following that was another ad for a website that helps shoppers find the lowest prices on popular items this year. I have an even better idea that will save people even more money. I have posted it below for all to see.
Don't even buy anything for anybody in the first place.
This year, if you're going to get something, get it for yourself. My suggestion would be the Ayn Rand box set, available at Amazon for $13.95. We were all subjected to The Christmas Carol/Wonderful Life stories and adaptations growing up, but the truth is that Uncle Scrooge and Mr. Potter probably created thousands of jobs for people, because they actually cared about how their money was spent and made sure it was invested wisely. I'm sure Bob Cratchit and George Bailey were nice guys, but how many factories did they build?  How many people did they ever actually hire?


Chris said...

Great recommendation, Pat. Just ordered the box set, along with The Virtue of Selfishness.

Eversmart said...

I once read a "sequel" about the weeks that followed after Ebenezer Scrooge woke up that Christmas morning. Scrooge's overzealous generosity bankrupts his business and puts Bob Cratchit on the street, which results in Tiny Tim's death from lack of medical care. His entire London neighborhood also enters a recession as he was the only one who ever lent money to low income businesses and individuals.