About the Blog…

This site has a blogbirthday of January 18, 2011. The name is taken from the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and as you probably will notice, is written from a classical liberal/conservative/libertarian viewpoint.

The Rio Norte Line was the key productive asset for the Taggart Transcontinental Railway and had fallen into disrepair. The protagonist, Dagny Taggart, sought to repair the line, realizing that the foundation must be solid for any enterprise to be successful. Her efforts to save this key asset were frustrated from many fronts ranging from personal to political but eventually she found a way to do it. In the long term, the “looters” milked the line for short term gain, and when faced with disaster, instead of addressing the foundations, sought to plaster over it with political solutions including restrictions of others, expropriation of their revenues and political favoritism.

The Rio Norte Line is an allegory for today’s America.