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Monday, March 23, 2020

More News

This just came across my desk.  It will strike home for readers of a certain age.


By Amy Plotz, Special to the Chronicle of Higher Education

In the wake of news that Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Ayn Rand Society announced that John Galt has self-quarantined.

Mr. Galt shook hands with Senator Paul last week at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University. Ironically, the event was a conference entitled “Markets and Pandemics” co-sponsored by the American Law & Economics Association. Senator Paul was the keynote speaker. Mr. Galt was presenting his paper, “The Moral Bankruptcy of Pigouvian Taxes on Sneezing: A Coaseian Response.”

Conference organizers, concerned about the effect on demand for future conferences, mailed Lysol wipes to all attendees, along with instructions on how to sanitize the complimentary copies of “The Virtue of Selfishness” distributed at the conference.

When asked about it at his daily press briefing, President Trump responded, “Who is John Galt?”

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw on March 23, 2020 at 11:04 AM | Permalink


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