Heinlein As Oracle

Reason Magazine points out how a passage in Robert Heinlein’s book The Door Into Summer is scarily close to what’s actually going on in 2009 America. He excerpts more than I do, so click through.

“It’s a simple matter of economics, son. These are surplus cars the government has accepted as security against price-support loans. They’re two years old now and then can never be sold….so the government junks them and sells them back to the steel industry.

Reason’s been a big fan of Heinlein for a long, long time, and here I am, never reading a single work of his. My wife’s a huge fan, and I keep meaning to crack open one of his novels. As soon as I catch up my other 8 authors I’m hooked on! Never enough time…

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