Sound Familiar – its the failed European nation and soon to be ours in one form or another
Directive 10-289 said that all workers and wage earners shall be attached to their jobs under penalty of jail and reporting to the Unification Board. It also said that all businesses shall remain in operation. All Patents and copyrights shall be turned over to the government. All income shall be frozen. There were other parts of the directive also. As readers of Atlas Shrugged remember this plan instead of helping the economy instead accelerated the collapse of the economy and government. There are certainly some parallels to our current state.