Rand, LULU, and Perspectivism
The brewing moral outrage over the "Who is John Galt" bags at lululemon strikes me as silly on a lot of levels, so I wrote about it here. Good thing I have a long memory and recall some of founder Chip Wilson's strange philosophical meanderings from the past. The Secret? Oh my. (That was about the time I kind of wrote off the whole LULU shebang as a good stock idea... maybe I was wrong, but I don't regret or rescind that opinion, ha.)
I'm glad I mentioned Greece in here too. I am currently reading Michael Lewis's Boomerang, and after I wrote this, I ran across him pointing out that Greece is a good example of a collectivist economy that's been destroyed by selfishness (and maybe a good dose of collective insanity, too, I mean, how can you be collectivist when nobody's COLLECTING any revenues to fund what people demand? Ugh). Nobody has the corner on the market of that particular human attribute, although it seems like some people believe it's only present in or caused by market-based economies.
I kinda think Perspectivism has a nice ring, especially these days.