Anyone who’s had the century it would take to even read 1/5th of Atlas Shrugged will appreciate this. Atlas Shrugged updated for the current financial crisis…
“There’s a whole world out there of byzantine financial products just waiting to be invented, Dagny. Let the leeches run my factories into the ground! I hope they do! I’ve taken out more insurance on a single Rearden Steel bond than the entire company is even worth! When my old company finally tanks, I’ll make a cool $877 million.”
Their eyes locked with an intensity she was only beginning to understand. Yes, Hank … claim me … If we’re to win the battle against the leeches, we must get it on … right now … Don’t let them torture us for our happiness … or our billions.
He tore his eyes away. “I can’t. Sex is base and vile!”
“No, it’s an expression of our highest values and our admiration for each other’s minds.”
“Your mind gives me the biggest boner, Dagny Taggart.”
He fell upon her like a savage, wielding his mouth like a machete, and in the pleasure she took from him her body became an extension of her quarterly earnings report—proof of her worthiness as a lover. His hard-on was sanction enough.