Parasites perish as they should

I thought I already knew the entire extent of Alan Greenspan’s creepiness. I was wrong:

Shortly after Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957, Mr. Greenspan wrote a letter to The New York Times to counter a critic’s comment that “the book was written out of hate.” Mr. Greenspan wrote: “Atlas Shrugged is a celebration of life and happiness. Justice is unrelenting. Creative individuals and undeviating purpose and rationality achieve joy and fulfillment. Parasites who persistently avoid either purpose or reason perish as they should.”

I suspect someone somewhere once wrote a similar letter to the editor about Mein Kampf. But they didn’t end up Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

EARLIER: The adamantine thought patterns of Greenspan’s wife.