Thursday, January 15, 2009

Atlas Shrugged: From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years

As it became more and more evident that Obama was going to be our new president, I kept hearing commentators, and reading journalists referring to Aynn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". It made me put a copy on hold at the public library. That was more than a month ago. I don't know if the delay is because they had so few copies or there were so many folks waiting to read the book. Here's an other take by economist and editorial board member Stephen Moore of the WSJ:

"Many of us who know Rand's work have noticed that with each passing
week, and with each successive bailout plan and economic-stimulus
scheme out of Washington, our current politicians are committing the
very acts of economic lunacy that "Atlas Shrugged" parodied in 1957,
when this 1,000-page novel was first published and became an instant

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