I promised to keep you up to date on government plans to take your retirement savings. Well, as I feared, everything is moving as I expected.
Although Ayn Rand died in 1982, several factors make it easy for us to have a good idea of what she might say today — at least on some political issues. For example, at the Ford Hall Forum in 1976 she made her opinion of Ronald Reagan crystal clear: ‘That so-and-so, claiming to be a defender of capitalism and Americanism, has come out against abortion. ‘If he doesn’t respect so fundamental a right, he cannot be a defender of any kind of rights.’ As governor of California, Ronald Reagan supported the right to abortion — and later changed his tune.
This book may change your life. I know, because it changed mine. When I was in junior high, I told anybody who cared to listen that I wanted to be a theoretical physicist when I grew up — Richard Feynman was my hero at the time. Even so, by the time I had graduated from high school, I had decided to go to Hillsdale College in order to fulfill my new career path of becoming a professor of Austrian economics. More than any other book, Henry Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson was responsible for my shift.