Atlas Shrugged, updated

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The blogosphere is all a-blog of a new cringe-inducing spoof published at McSweeney’s. Its title, “Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Current Financial Crisis” sums it up well enough. But here’s an excerpt:

“I heard the thugs in Washington were trying to take your Rearden metal at the point of a gun,” she said. “Don’t let them, Hank. With your advanced alloy and my high-tech railroad, we’ll revitalize our country’s failing infrastructure and make big, virtuous profits.”

“Oh, no, I got out of that suckers’ game. I now run my own hedge-fund firm, Rearden Capital Management.”


Dave Eggers, founder of McSweeney’s, won the TED Prize in 2008.