Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, November 11, 2011

Guest Post

I have a guest post up at Naked Capitalism called "The Comfort Of Others" in which I discuss income inequality, Jane Austen, and the 1%. Austen's understanding of the consequences of money, rank and power in our everyday lives was impeccable.

10 comments:

Anatole David said...

Yves Smith rocks. Jane Austen too. Her novels are far more radical than Godwin's. She wielded a scalpel with good humor and never preached.

Great article. Nice to see Austen aptly applied.

Mr.Wonderful said...

I see your own style was slightly infected by Austen's. Go complain. Great piece, Susan.

fish said...

Movin on up!

nate said...

Congratulations, Susan! High time you got more recognition.

KWillow said...

Wonderful post, Susan!

I've always been sickened by that part of S&S, and usually skip it when rereading the book. Next time I'll peruse it more closely.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congratulations, Susan. I love that blog.
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Batocchio said...

Nicely done, Susan. I do wish more people heeded the Arts.

Susan of Texas said...

Thanks, everyone!

Heh, I never noticed but my stlye probably was influenced by Austen; I read her books every year.

Pete said...

I finally read the Austen post, and just want to add my congratulations, it's great. Also, the latest comment quotes Jane from later in the book, and is worth repeating:

“Elinor had some difficulty here to refrain from observing, that she thought Fanny might have borne with composure an acquisition of wealth to her brother, by which neither she nor her child could be possibly impoverished.”

Damn, she was good. The historical perspective is important; now we need to establish the mid-20th-century narrative of simultaneously increasing equality and wealth. It's vital to emphasize that what Jane nailed 200 years ago is not inevitable. That's not meant as a criticism, so much as a request for more ...

Substance McGravitas said...

Good work!