Skip to comments.Understanding John Galt [when doctors, engineers, small business owners, etc., decide to quit]]
Posted on 03/09/2009 10:16:51 AM PDT by grundle
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The real drivers of this country are taking a stand and making sure their voices aren't heard.
Our stepson decided not to go to med school because the future for doctors looks bleak.
My wife is a nurse, and the doctors she works with are being gouged and are tired of it. Many of them are discouraging their own children from medicine.
Galt’s Gulch is a natural occurance.
All I can think of are the Latin American upper and middle classes coming to South Florida after their various countries turned socialist or Marxist. Where could the American capitalist class flee to? There ain’t no place. So that basically means backlash to Obamanomics.
I haven’t read Atlas Shrugs, but I think I will.
You are better off being a UPS Driver than a doctor.
Boy, he got that one right!
When I moved out of New York State in 1993, I wrote a letter to the editor to the effect that the state needed someone else to help fund its lavish government spending programs. Now a lot of John Galts are leaving places like CA and NY.
I used to have a company with about 4 million gross.
I sut it down and work by myself now.
I decided to stop aiding the opposition.
The Federal government will tax you down and send the money to New York, Michigan, and countless others. Heck, it’s doing it already.
I do believe if I were fortunate enough to be earning over 250K a year, I would sure consider “throttling back” to $ 249,999/year so as to minimize Comrade Obama’s Mugabe-like property/asset seizure policy.
I am afraid this is only the start......
Wait for the Obama taxes on the oil companies who “promote” global warming....$4.00 a gallon will look dirt cheap!
Sobering report on the topic: http://www.actionamerica.org/taxecon/tickfast.shtml
4 years, 9 months, 22 days until retirement, but who’s counting.
I’m only 200 pages into “Atlas Shrugged”. This isn’t a plot spoiler is it? Yes, I’m serious. I’m not going to read the whole post until I know. (I think I may already know but am choosing to ignore what I read in the first paragraph.)
It’s a plot spoiler.
Death of employment, yes. Death of creativity? I think not. Going Galt takes a great amount of creativity. You still need to live don't you? The creativity comes in deciding how you want to live while at the same time avoid feeding the beast. Galt was able to recognize the root of the problem and detach his life from the moochers and looters. He never stopped being creative, just redirected his efforts.
Thank you. I will continue to read and then come back here afterwards. Thankfully I do read fairly quickly so it won’t be too long....I hope.
In California, there is at least a 5 or 6 year waiting list to become a UPS driver should one be hired by UPS.
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