Bumped and promoted. Originally posted 2009-03-16 17:59:47 -0500. -- GH
|VAHALLA, NY. Recently, there has been a stream of people quoting Ayn Rand and her novel, Atlas Shrugged as justification for the economic policies that created the current financial crisis. Ms. Rand's polemic novel which assaulted altruism and government has been quoted and promoted by CEO's, government officials, lobbyists as well as print, radio and television - and apparently, they've all got it wrong.
The source of this claim? None other than the ghost of Ayn Rand herself, who recently appeared near her tombstone in Kensico Cemetery. According to several witnesses, the image of Ms. Rand first appeared several weeks ago. Initial observers assumed that the spirit was simply another CEO come to Ms. Rand's tombstone to meditate and give herself permission to lie, cheat and steal in the name of some Libertarian higher moral code.