2 thoughts on “Atlas Shrugged v. The Audacity of Hope

  1. Although only halfway through reading this great novel (at 1000 plus pages with developed dialogue, it takes awhile), not a day goes by where I don’t see multiple quotes seemingly lifted from the book. It is eery and fascinating.

    As an investment professional who began studying wave theory,market history and trend following strategies two decades ago, I am long used to questions such as “stocks always go up–don’t they?” or “it can’t go any lower–can it?” or “the government won’t let it happen–will it” ad nauseum. When I respond in a manner similar to Reardon such as “sure it can …” I am looked upon as a heretic.

    This is a great book that any thinking person should read.

    By the way, thank for including the Jon Stuart takes on CNBC. Two years ago I vowed to never watch those imitators again. It is refreshing to see someone pull back the facade.

    I look forward to reading your contributions daily.

  2. Barack Obama’s book, “The Audacity of Hope,” features a appealing title. It has a taste of bravery mixed confidently. There’s nothing Pollyanna about this. I might not support everything he says, but he’s our president, and for me, he creates belief. That can do more for just a country than any number of backroom deals. Hope gives us energy, and energy sustains us through trying times. Boy, we’ve had them. I’m from West Texas, and I did not vote for Bush. When McCain ran against Obama, I used to be a citizen of Arizona, but I gave audacious hope a chance. The fight for progress and laying the foundations of prosperity isn’t over. I have come across the quips of those that don’t think Obama can make it. But step back a second. Would anyone have all of us fail only to tarnish the star of an incumbent for whom they didn’t vote? Keeping our priorities straight, let’s work together with this president and build our future.

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