During a town hall meeting one of the citizens queried why some companies were apparently fleeing the East and West coasts for the environment in one of our Western states. The questioner wanted to know why.
Why are they all running to Colorado? What have they got there that we haven't got? I don't see it. It's a backward, primitive, unenlightened place. They don't even have a modern government. It's the worst government in any state. The laziest. It does nothing--outside of keeping law courts and a police department. It doesn't do anything for the people. It doesn't help anybody. I don't see why all our best companies want to run there.
Does that resonate? Does that reflect the attitude of America? Do you see the fallacy?
And, do you realize the scenario of fiction?
It was written in 1957. It was fiction then, but it is very relevant today. It is from Ayn Rand's masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged. Get a copy and read it today. You probably read it in the '60s. Maybe you picked it up, noted the size, and opted for the Cliff Notes version. Read it. Read it all. It is the most important book you will read in several lifetimes.