Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ayn Rand Revisited

Occasionally one runs across a jewel of wisdom so precious that it seems to have been sequestered from exposure to mere mortals. The late Milton Friedman is a source of several such examples. My favorite pearl produced by the master is the following clip from an interview of him by Phil Donahue in 1979.

If there is truth to the ancient Chinese cliche that a picture is worth a thousand words then the series of frames presented below with the accompanying dialog is definitely worth several million.

It is so devastatingly effective in demolishing one of the most sacred shibboleths of modern leftism that it needs to be resurrected and considered in these times of the ascendancy of the Marxist messiah.

H/T Patrick Joubert Conlon


Rose said...

Can't get it to load and play, for some reason all the YouTube videos, aren't working for me - I get the spinning loading icon, and a couple of words between pauses.

DismalDave said...

I remember seeing that when it originally aired and I am still struck by the logic and presentation.

It still strikes the chord of truth, 'Greed is Good" is just another way of saying 'I'm working hard for my family and community'.

I'm greedy, I want to raise my family where they'll be safe and well fed and happy.

I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

Rose said...

Still true today.