Atlas Fugged


Free Ouray is a website devoted to fighting new development regulations in Ouray, Colorado. I mention it because Liberty ran an article many years ago arguing that Ouray was the location of Galt's Gulch, the free-market utopia in Atlas Shrugged. Methinks Mayor Galt has sold out.

I've never read Atlas Shrugged, but I have spent a fair amount of time in Ouray. It was there, 11 or 12 years ago, that a waiter spontaneously lectured my family on the death of Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge (prompting my brother afterwards to comment, "That's the first conversation I've heard in which you were the moderate"). If the new regs pass, I'm holding our interlocutor personally responsible for failing to hold the line.

[Via Charles W. Nuckolls.]