A great day for the United States of America?
A reminder of what a great power can do when its back is against the
A historic move by a lame-duck administration many thought could no longer
solve any problems?
It will be some time before we know whether this week will go down in history as all,
or even some, of those things.
But as the largest bailout in government history unfolded in almost dizzying
waves over recent days, a very different view prevailed at the Ayn Rand
Center for Individual Rights, an outpost of free-market, anti-government
thinking located just a few blocks from the newly aggressive and highly
interventionist Department of Treasury in downtown Washington.
“It’s a complete disaster,” said Yaron Brook, the executive director of the
center. “Its a form of national socialism of the financial markets…This
is socialism 101.”
Named after the Russian-born novelist who celebrated in her writings
the risk-taking individual