Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Atlas Shrugged - Applies Now More than Ever

I'm in the middle of reading this incredible novel which provides some interesting themes to capitalists. Author Ayn Rand ultimately developed her philosophy of objectivism through this novel. In today's environment, with governments seemingly increasing their powers to control markets, this book has some interesting points.

I'll add some more commentary once I'm finished with the book, but just wanted to see if anyone who's read it has some comments.

The book seems to be regaining a lot of momentum, and it looks like a movie is in the works for 2009.

Here's the synopsis from Wikipedia.

And a link to the Ayn Rand Institute.

If you want to pick up a copy, I've added it in my recommended reading list on the right hand margin, and you can get it from


Bill G. said...

I read the book several years ago. I thought the author was right on the money, describing how declining work ethics and entitlement programs go hand in hand. I thought it made some very strong points about Socialism destroying motivation and creativity and how Capitalism is just the opposite. The author brilliantly managed to weave all of this social and political commentary into an incredible story. One of the best books I've ever read! Bill G.

Michael said...

When I see our government continue to leverage our future by easing short term pain in the economy, I can't help of think of the events in this book. Perhaps we should send some copies of the book to Washington.