Thursday, March 12, 2009

Economic Fundamentals: Francisco's "Money" Speech From "Atlas Shrugged"

Originally Published 1.07.09

In Ayn Rand’s seminal book, “Atlas Shrugged,” the character Francisco d'Aconia is at a wedding reception and overhears another say that “money is the root of all evil.” Francisco launches into a soliloquy about money that should be required reading in schools today.

This will sound very familiar to the people who are disciples of Frank Blau. I’ve heard Frank express similar sentiments on many occasions, though Frank clearly has his own unique way of expressing himself.

If you have yet to read “Atlas Shrugged,” this is the perfect time to pick up a copy. Rand published the book in 1957, yet it is incredibly apt for our current time.

Click to read the speech.

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