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  •  Ayn Rand (0+ / 0-)

    So I have never finished one of her books, mostly because the writing, IMHO, was criminally bad, but I did glean one point.  The world is divided into two groups.  One, very small group, are those who have the unique ability to create a business.  They are so unique, so important, that they can command the maximum economically viable compensation.  The second group, 99.9% of the population, are interchangeable cogs. They may have skills, but so does a large number of other cogs.  These cogs, so to speak, are to be paid the minimum that encourage them to do basic work.  Under this scenario, unions, social security, food stamps, distort the economy by forcing the unique individuals to acquire less wealth, which they deserve because they are unique, and pay it instead to the cogs as overcompensation for basic labor.

    So in this light, and knowing that Rick Santorum worship Rand like many in the US worship Jesus, it is unlikely he really meant that workers are the creator that he holds himself and a few others to be.  No they are the laborers who can take pride in their work, in the same way that a christian can take pride in their service to the almighty.  We can all take credit for helping to build the Gulch on earth, but only the creator is rewarded.

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