Reading yesterday’s dismal jobs report I flashed on a snippet of dialogue from Atlas Shrugged. Here’s John Galt speaking with Mr. Thompson, the Head of State:
“The country is in a terrible state. People are starving and giving up, the economy is falling to pieces, nobody is producing any longer. We don’t know what to do about it. You do. You know how to make things work. Okay, we’re ready to give in. We want you to tell us what to do.”
“I told you what to do.”
“Get out of the way.”
“That’s impossible! That’s fantastic! That’s out of the question!”
“You see? I told you we had nothing to discuss.”
There’s really nothing more to say.