The Fiscal Cliff and the American Sense of Life today at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET)

Has the American sense of life persisted in the decades since Ayn Rand wrote her essay, “Don’t Let It Go” (in the book, Philosophy: Who Needs It) in 1971? We’ll discuss popular reaction to the “fiscal cliff” debate as part of the evidence that our sense of life is indeed in trouble.

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6 responses to “The Fiscal Cliff and the American Sense of Life today at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET)

  1. jayeldee

    I’m not aiming to steal your fire, but I think one only need compare the content of American television programming (including the commercial advertisements) from 1971, with that of 2012–to know without a tiny particle of doubt that the “American sense of life” has declined precipitously, across the interval! Viewing content from the ’70s (available in syndication) is quite like staring back into a whole ‘nother world, isn’t it? And that that world in itself was so pathetic in so many respects speaks depressing volumes of distress about where we are now.

    But I’m sure you’ll have more to say that I can’t fathom (or that I would, almost, rather not).

  2. Curtis Plumb

    I’m trying to listen, Amy, but your ‘guest’ is interrupting you and ruining the experience.

  3. jayeldee

    Quite right, Amy: in these “cliff negotiations,” the pols are only tinkering with an Established Condition (read: disease), and nothing more. And I daresay it would be little different had the Republicans made a better showing in November. Meaning: the need for a viable “third party” that would be a significant improvement over the status quo, is dire. (By the way, I suppose we all have different tastes in listening–and even though Bosch doesn’t exhibit your mellifluous soprano [and I just bet he's awfully glad that he doesn't--!]–I thought his contributions had merit; and they didn’t, for me, detract from your delivery. I admire his enthusiasm.)

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