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Who is John Galt?

January 15, 2009
The question “Who is John Galt?” — John Galt is a man disgusted that non-productive members of society use laws and guilt to leech from the value created by productive members of society, and furthermore even exalt the qualities of the leeches over the workers and inventors. He made a pledge that he would never live his life for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for him, and founded an enclave, separate from the rest of the country, where he and other productive members of society have fled.
The Key here is the prospective of what is NON productive – It is very important that you fairly way and view a given issue- There is a reason our Founding Fathers wanted each voter to be a person of means or with a stake in society (yes they messed up by on the race and gender issues I gather from my readings they felt the battle they faced was big enough). The point is that it is assumed if you have something at risk you will strive to make a wise choice.  Is Darwin’s view correct, Those that can change and be flexible will most likely survive? 
In a company it would seem since the roles are so specialized and each person becomes an expert on their own area that management with buy in from the whole team should make the calls about who is productive- BUT with the help of the team means that if a team mate is proven to not be contributing the group has a right to act in self defense depending on the severity of the situation.
Rand argues that independence and individual achievement enable society to survive and thrive, and should be embraced. But this requires a “rational” moral code. She argues that, over time, coerced self-sacrifice causes any society to self-destruct.
The Rational MORAL code is a critical component in the entire argument- So given the facts, people can decide for themselves to sacrifice or not to the survival of the group and it’s goals – critical to this is accurate facts,  a just endeavor and belief in a fair response to situations.
Who is John Galt.
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