Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged seems to have predicted the times we are living. The policies of our current govenment mirror those in this work of fiction. The government is corrupt and in it's attempt to level the playing field and make things equal by attacking the rich and large corporations the nation is being destroyed. Why work hard and become successful, just to become the target of political attacks. Why take risks just to have the profits taken for the greater good. Remove the profit motive, which has created the high standard of living in the USA (our poor live better than most of the world) and replace it with equal results without concern for effort and what do you get? Looters taking from producers until nothing is left. The desire to work is removed because the benefit is removed.