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audra trower williams
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posted 06 May 2005 12:22 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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“Dr. Lang, after careful consideration, the committee finds that although your work is valuable, it regrettably falls outside the scope of our more pressing social needs. Many people now question the wisdom of spending large sums for the benefit of a small minority when the majority funding universal health care has other concerns. We must weigh the relative value to society of offering one ground-breaking surgery to the few individuals needing it against providing, for example, one thousand pairs of contact lenses to those needing better vision.”

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David scanned the faces of committee members, who nodded in agreement. Like a jury in the presence of a judge, the others let Dr. Cook do the talking.

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“Frankly, Dr. Cook,” he said, his voice solemn, his eyes intense, “I don’t want the public to fund my research. I don’t want to have to fit in with what this committee thinks it needs or feels will succeed. I just want to be left alone to finish my work. I want to procure laboratory animals and conduct experiments at my own expense or with the aid of investors as a private venture. I’m prepared to do that. Now if my work doesn’t cost the public a dime, then this committee should not have the power to object.”


Ha ha ha!

The cover alone is hilarious.


From: And I'm a look you in the eye for every bar of the chorus | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Scott Piatkowski
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posted 06 May 2005 12:26 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What's most disturbing is the Google Ads "think" that this book would be of interest to babblers.
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'lance
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posted 06 May 2005 12:27 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No doubt some "objectivist" idly wondered one day, "Now, if Ayn Rand were alive, what kind of novel would she write about medicare?"
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