Thursday, November 17, 2011

Atlas shrugs, becomes an i-banker

A lot of people have taken Steve Jobs' recent passing as occasion to comment on the man's contribution to the American economy, very often elevating him as an example of the many social benefits that capitalistic ingenuity and hard work can bring for the rest of us. So it was with a little bit of satisfaction that I read this very smart post by Matt Yglesias. To whatever extent the promise of wealth and fame drives Americans to innovate and invent, it's important to remember that there are lesser pursuits that offer greater rewards.

3 comments:

  1. Tangentially related
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/18/lululemons-ayn-rand-atlas-tea-party-yoga_n_1102048.html

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  2. BTW this is another one of those "hey someone else wrote something cool" posts

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