In Sisyphus Shrugged, American workers demanded a reform called Partnerism, in which all businesses were co-owned and co-managed by all workers, “Partners”, in those businesses. But when I realized that international business would not stand for these reforms, that a charismatic billionaire would lead a global boycott in an attempt to blackmail America into reversing Partnerism, I dropped everything and spent the next two years writing Money’s Men, the direct sequel to Sisyphus Shrugged.
Of course, a part of me thinks, “I wrote a story about a businessman working to destroy America. Now no one will want to read it, because what I thought an impossible nightmare is actually happening.” Though it was not inspired by Trump, it was inspired by the general class of society whence he came. Trump is just a symptom of the problem I wrote about. Unfortunately, Trump is worse than my villain in two ways: he is domestic not foreign, and he is real.
On the bright side, fiction provides a sensible narrative. Trump is outside all bounds.
From the back of the book:
“From each according to economic worth, to each according to economic worth.”
Big Business is about to strike back.
Journalist Evelyn Gregory and her husband, automotive-factory manager Ryan Gregory, have participated in the changing of America’s economic views, structures, and laws. In Sisyphus Shrugged, American workers demanded a reform called Partnerism, in which all businesses were co-owned and co-managed by all workers, “Partners” in those businesses. Everything is now better than they had dreamed it could be, but a new threat is coming, more powerful and organized than those before. John Galt and his philosophy have been defeated in America’s minds and hearts, but the World’s entrenched economic interests will not go without a fight.
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