I Am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It

I Am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It

by Donald Luskin, Andrew Greta, Luskin

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ISBN-13: 9781118907535
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Donald L. Luskin (San Francisco, CA) is a high profile commentator appearing weekly on CNBC's "Kudlow Report" and author of "Ahead of the Curve" investment column for SmartMoney.com, the site's most popular weekly column. Luskin writes frequently for the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, blogs at "The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid," and his commentaries and analysis appear in the National Review, Washington Post, and Reason magazine. He is chief investment officer at Trend Macrolytics LLC, an economic and investment strategy consulting firm serving the largest institutional investors. For over 25 years he has been a leading figure in investment management and financial markets, with senior executive positions at Wells Fargo, Barclays, and Investment Technology Group.

Andrew Greta (Chicago, IL) is a freelance author and business executive with more than 15 years of experience in the financial markets. Most recently, Greta led corporate & business development efforts at CME Group in Chicago - the world's largest and most diverse financial exchange. Previously, Greta served as Director, Global Business Development for General Electric (GE), where he led global mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnership deals for one of GE's financial services divisions.
Andrew is a former Contributing Editor for TheStreet.com. His articles on finance and investing topics have appeared in numerous national publications including Stocks, Futures & Options (SFO) Magazine, DS News, ABCNews.com, Online Investor, and Individual Investor Magazine. He blogs with co-author Donald Luskin at iamjohngalt.com. Greta began his career as a Series 7 Financial Advisor with Prudential Securities and holds an MBA from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife, Emily.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Individualist 17
Steve Jobs as Howard Roark, the man who reinvented four wholeindustries just because it was so cool
By Andrew Greta

Chapter 2 The Mad Collectivist 45
Paul Krugman as Ellsworth Toohey, the man who preaches socialismfrom the pages of America’s newspaper of record
By Donald L. Luskin

Chapter 3 The Leader 71
John Allison as John Galt, the man who walked away after buildingAmerica's strongest bank
By Donald L. Luskin

Chapter 4 The Parasite 97
Angelo Mozilo as James Taggart, the businessman who corruptedgovernment and nearly wrecked the U.S. economy
By Andrew Greta

Chapter 5 The Persecuted Titan 131
Bill Gates as Henry Rearden, the businessman who createdrevolutionary technologies and was criminalized for hissuccess
By Andrew Greta

Chapter 6 The Central Planner 163
Barney Frank as Wesley Mouch, the politician who meddled in theeconomy and almost destroyed it
By Andrew Greta

Chapter 7 The Capitalist Champion 191
T. J. Rodgers as Francisco d'Anconia, the modern Renaissance manand agent provocateur for capitalism
By Andrew Greta

Chapter 8 The Sellout 219
Alan Greenspan as Robert Stadler, the libertarian who became aneconomic czar
By Donald L. Luskin

Chapter 9 The Economist of Liberty 239
Milton Friedman as Hugh Akston, the academic who showed the worldthe connection between capitalism and freedom
By Andrew Greta & Donald L. Luskin

Afterword 261

Notes 267

Acknowledgments 293

About the Authors 295

Index 297

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I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It introduces you to Ayn Rand's fiction, while at the same time introducing you to the brilleant and ethical entrepreneurs of today, and yes some of the well known mooches and government affiliated villans. Good for Whiley and Sons on this publication. The research seemed well done, helped clarify what happened in the housing market for me, and presented the facts simply for those of us who have only recently become students of economics. I also learned a great deal about the computer technology business. Much information tucked into a fast and entertaining read.
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