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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Entrepreneurs on strike

I'm reading Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" for the second time. It's a very powerful book and one I'd recommend to anyone, although some of her speeches go on a bit.

I've just looked at John Redwood MP's site and he's posted an article called "Entrepreneurs on strike"
Here's the first paragraph

" I met a successful entrepreneur the other day who told me he was on strike. He built up a good company, ran it for many years, and sold out. He is young enough, energetic and wise enough to be able to run another good business. He has no current intention of doing so. He finds the tax and regulatory background now too hostile. He asks, why should people like him bother when the government is so keen to pile ever more burdens on them? They accuse him of being rich. They don’t encourage him to work hard. They just see his past success as something to raid to pay for their mistakes."

Echoes of "Atlas  Shrugged" or what?
Here's the link

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