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  •  I wonder how this Randian Dystopia would turn out. (12+ / 0-)

    A savage Lord of the Flies-type social breakdown is one possibility. The other is that it will become something like one of those Scientology labor camps, where the rich oligarchs get unskilled labor from a bunch of naive libertarians at slave wages, and they’ll keep working hard because they think they’re in a meritocracy and haven’t climbed up the ladder because they’re not working hard enough.

    Student, Proud Progressive, Science Nerd, and Skeptic. Born and raised in CT-03. "Teach a man to reason, and he'll think for a lifetime."--Phil Plait

    by betelgeux on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:26:48 PM PST

    •  I'm rooting for the BioShock Scenario. (6+ / 0-)

      You just know somebody's gonna open a subdivision called Rapture. You just know it.

      "You with your big words, and your...small, difficult words!" -- Peter Griffin

      by Penny Century on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:44:55 PM PST

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    •  Alternate ending for Atlas Shrugged (1+ / 0-)
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      I've always thought it would be more realistic if, after all the main characters had gathered together in Galt's Gulch and congratulated themselves, the hitherto quiet Dr. Blofeld would have stood up , given what seemed like another self-congratulatory speech until the line about "Unfortunately, ladies and gentlemen, I'm afraid you have outlived your usefulness." And then his minions machinegun D'Agny and Galt's and everybody else making dollar signs at each other, or some other creative way of massacring them, and he goes out again to assume full monopoly control of the economy.

      Be a great beginning for a Bond movie, at least.

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