Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Burning Questions for Thursday's Discussion of Atlas Shrugged in My Market Polemics Course at Berkeley
Are there really gaunt golden-haired cruel-mouthed bipedal humanoids with sooper-brains walking the earth among us? Did they discover fire, the wheel, writing, gunpowder, penicillin, and computers without any help from us, and are we killing the geese that lay the golden eggs when we try to make them pay taxes? Do we know anything at all about capitalism or is it an altogether unknown ideal? Is there any difference between a pirate and a police officer? Is A really A? Who is John Galt? Does Frodo live? Is Darth Vader really Luke's father? Is Dumbledore really gay?