Harry Potter: The New Atlas Shrugged?
by Eryk Boston
I'd have to agree with Boston, this book does address the issue of government corruption quite a bit. Not having read Atlas Shrugged I couldn't compare it to Harry Potter, but I did enjoy this book a lot even though it is sort of predictable and doesn't have the depth of some books. J.K. Rowling is amazing, I really long to be a writer when I read good fiction.
I recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer, and even though they haven't called me about printing it, I did get joy just from writing it.
Boston has some excellent points about The Order of the Phoenix, how it has a libertarian slant. But that does not mean that Rowling purposely intended it to be connected with libertarianism.
I'm going to be creating the web site for the Charlotte-based Citizens for Effective Government. Lewis Guignard, a Libertarian, is president of CEFG. Much of what they do is reasearch local issues and come up with suggestions so that local government can save money. Giving solutions instead of just criticism. Much of the organization consists of older white men, many Republicans. We're going to diversify!