Hank Rearden found alive but under arrest in Siberia

Posted by j_IR1776wg 6 years, 1 month ago to Government
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It seems Rearden was hiding out under the alias Dmitri Trubitsyn a 36-year old physicist-entrepreneur in Akademgorodok, Siberia. His "...company, Tion, manufactures high-tech air-purification systems for homes and hospitals, is accused of risking the lives of hospital patients, and trying to lift profits by upgrading the purifiers so they would consume less electricity. Most important, he is accused of doing this without state regulators certifying the changes..." His crime was "...leading a criminal conspiracy to, essentially, innovate too fast and too freely."
He is currently under house arrest.

This seems like is was torn from the pages of Atlas Shrugged but it was a New York Times front page story from the Thursday August 10, 2017 issue.

Perhaps the ultimate collapse will occur when the fiction of Ayn Rand and the reality of collectivist government have completely converged?

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  • Posted by chad 6 years, 1 month ago
    Interesting how people like to construe the differences between themselves to demonstrate superior system of collectivism of one group versus another. Headline in USA: Russia jails innovator for innovating. Headline In USSR: America jails entrepreneur for building a business without EPA impact statement. It is a matter of degree and how long it takes to imprison the offender.
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  • Posted by diessos 6 years, 1 month ago
    I work at a public university. They also say they want innovation but I have been labeled as an upstart and a loose cannon for actually coming up with innovative ideas....
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    • Posted by fosterj717 6 years, 1 month ago
      Bureaucratic mentality runs rampant in these "
      institutions of higher learning". They are now as corrupt as the "Progressive" Snowflake society that they have promote for so long! why should we be surprised by such a corrupt herd mentality taking hold?
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  • Posted by 6 years, 1 month ago
    I read it in The New York Times at my local library. It was on the front page of Thursday August 10, 2017 issue. The title of the article was "Russia Wants Innovation, but Jails Innovators"
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  • Posted by Herb7734 6 years, 1 month ago
    If this is typical, and I think it ts, we'll never need fear Russia economically, so long as we don't emulate them. It makes it obvious why Russia must resort to the use of force in order to make any progress. It will also show up in the attitudes of other collectivist ideologies.
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