John Galt on the Radio

Readers of Atlas Shrugged remember that John Galt made his climactic speech on the radio. Nowadays, there appears to be a real life John Galt, who has joined with two colleagues in pirating the radio airwaves.

This John Galt is attempting “to launch an unlicensed Denver radio operation,” which is “illegal under regulations administered by the Federal Communications Commission,” a commission for which Ayn Rand herself had no great love.

I’m not quite sure if this new John Galt uses Atlas as inspiration, but it’s clear that he and his colleagues, like Rand, have invoked the Robin Hood legend in trying to take back radio from privileged license holders.

(Thanks to Ari Armstrong for alerting me to this story.)