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  •  It's not makers and takers it's leavers and takers (6+ / 0-)

    At least to me, Ishmael and Daniel Quinn.

    Takers:

    ...foul their land, their water and their air.
    ...take more food than they need, and hold it ransom for profit.
    ...take resources they don't need, and hold it ransom for profit.
    ...steal from their neighbors instead of share with their neighbors.
    ...fear and seek to destroy those they perceive as threats.
    ...fight wars over resources that they think they need.
    ...consider those who lack this rapacious appetite for consumption to be uncivilized, or less than human.

    •  Excellent reference (0+ / 0-)

      I was going through the comments to see if anyone else made this association from Quinn's novel.

      Randians don't "own" the phrase.  They can invent a "meaning" but so can we.

      "It's not like lightning or earthquakes. We've got a bad thing made by men, and by God that's something we can change." John Steinbeck

      by Snarky McAngus on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:15:53 AM PST

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