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My memory for titles is definitely going with my hair. 

As I remember (not good), the paraphrase is, if one 
is rewarded according to needs and worked according 
to abilities, over time more are needy and fewer are 
able.  One has to inquire, on balance, if intelligent 
adaptation means the capacity to overcome the training 
effects of environmental feedback and choose a course 
by which one both contributes and conserves.

I sat in a B-29 and a B-24 this weekend with pilots 
whose arm patches read "Confederate Air Force" but 
whose pamphlets read "Commemorative Air Force" and 
wondered about the rights of the men who flew these 
to claim a name of their own choosing without being 
harrassed by those who didn't.

Who is John Galt?


From: John Evdemon [mailto:jevdemon@acm.org]

On 24 May 2002 at 9:37, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> What you want is technical elitism 
> and in that, you are a lot like the John Galt character of 
> Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, believing that the only choice 
> of the technically advanced and sophisticated is to go to 
> their own enclave until the world failing without their 
> sage advice comes to beg them to rule.

Correction - "Atlas Shrugged".  The leaders left because they refused 
to compromise their beliefs and the adopt the popular socialist 
policies/beliefs of the time (e.g. those who do well are punished the 
most, etc).  

Disturbingly fitting for our times, imho.  

Sorrry to wander off-topic.

Who is John Galt?


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