July 6, 2012
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At the Atlas Summit, a conference for libertarian devotees of Ayn Rand, the question is inescapable. It is scrawled in black magic marker on the plain white T-shirt of the white-haired man I pass on the way into the ballroom. It is printed on the green button on the corduroy blazer of the man who wants to share his thoughts on “the envy-driven wizards at NASA.” It is emblazoned on the limited-edition gold coins advertised in the special three-ring binder given to all attendees. It is hanging, really, over the heads of all of us who have convened at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown DC in early July to celebrate Ayn Rand’s sacred scroll of objectivism. The question, parroting the catchphrase of Atlas Shrugged, is “Who is John Galt?”

The answer, apparently, is Elon Musk.

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Why Ayn Rand acolytes want to move to Mars. (via motherjones)

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    LIBERTARIANS I DON’T THINK YOU WANT TO TRY TO TAKE MARS FOR YOURSELVES ACTUALLY? BECAUSE CHANI WILL END YOU
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  9. cupcaketrumpeteer said: Okay, “envy-driven wizards at NASA” needs to be the name of a band or a tumblr. Like, now.
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  11. twentysomethingfloater said: Three words everyone should remember, if they’re concerned about open and altruistic advancement in space exploration, “Fuck Elon Musk”
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  15. odinsblog said: Can we put them all in a large, dark room, lock the doors and just tell them they’re going to Mars?
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