go galt

Watching The Daily Show tonight brought up an excellent point about “going Galt.”

So, “job creators,” are you going to cook your own food? Do your own laundry? Make your own soap? Best learn how to raise, milk, and slaughter your own livestock. Can you process and weave silk, cotton, and other fabrics? Do you know how to turn wheat into bread?

Threatening to “go Galt” is almost exactly like an eight-year-old threatening to run away. We know you can’t survive without us. The difference is we’d probably get on just fine without you.

On the plus side, maybe they’d learn something about work ethic and fair play.