Forget Groundhog's Day -- Why Businessmen Should Say Happy Birthday to Ayn Rand
The heroes of "Atlas Shrugged" are a group of great achievers, mostly businessmen, who, like businessmen today, live in a world that damns, shackles, and drains them. But these achievers refuse to accept this treatment; they fight back. They go on strike, refusing to work in a society that at once depends on their achievements but brands them immoral for seeking to profit from those achievements. They let the world see what happens when their “immorality” is removed.
“We are evil, according to your morality,” the leader of the strike, John Galt, tells the world in a radio address; “We have chosen not to harm you any longer. . . . We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics. We have chosen not to endanger you, nor to wear the shackles any longer.”