Monday, November 29, 2010

A $6 Billion Fix-America Plan

You read that right, $6 Billion, with a B. In this day and age, that's a drop in the bucket. Hell, with this plan, it virtually pays for itself overnight. On the heels of the addendum to my last entry, here's the plan:

Buy and distribute $20 worth of Ayn Rand books for every man, woman, and child in America. It means buying up about 30 million copies each of the following mass-market paperbacks:

We the Living
The Fountainhead
Atlas Shrugged
For the New Intellectual
The Virtue of Selfishness
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
The Romantic Manifesto
Philosophy: Who Needs It
(we might need double or triple orders of this one)

plus about 15 to 20 million copies each of the following trade paperbacks:

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology
Return of the Primitive
The Ayn Rand Lexicon
Letters of Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand Answers
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
(by Leonard Peikoff)

Just buy 'em up and distribute 'em however they'll make the most impact. Put 'em in libraries, put 'em in schools, just put big stacks of whole boxes of books in spaces where large numbers of people usually gather, wherever. Just get 'em out there. For a mere $6 billion, the results would be fucking mind-blowing.

How could you possibly not get your money's worth with this plan?

(The story behind the "Read Ayn Rand" image here.)

Plan updated here.

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