Some Thoughts on “Going Galt”

Here’s a piece by the Ayn Rand institute on the conservatives’ attempt to hijack Atlas Shrugged: Is it time to “go Galt”? No: A lot of people are asking that question, which is inspired by Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. (Ayn Rand didn’t originate the phrase, however. As best I can tell, it was originated […]

More Positive Ayn Rand Coverage from the Non-Objectivist Press

I’m very impressed lately with the amount of very positive press on Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged, not always from the obvious places: Peter Foster: Atlas shrugs, leftists rage: Alan Greenspan was indeed once part of Ayn Rand’s circle, but Rand would have seen his monetary policy as not just flawed, but immoral Novelist Ayn […]

Nice Little Video on Atlas Shrugged and the Tea Party Revolts

Newspaper Calls Obama’s Economic Plan What It Is: Fascism

This is a remarkable editorial for its clarity: First the banks, now the automakers: Skipping right to the end: It appears the president and his men have entirely lost track of — if they ever really grasped — the fact that in America, major industries are not run by the government, and for good reason. […]

Tiger Woods Reads Atlas Shrugged

This awesome: Why Tiger Woods is the Opposite of Hope: Here’s the thing: He planned it. The win, the baby, the half year off. Probably in that order, too. And I don’t mean that he was gambling on the knee holding up and then won, or that he underestimated the pain and then won anyway. […]

Atlas Shrugged #1 Amazon Seller in Literature and Fiction

This is great news, although one could certainly wish for different circumstances: Atlas Shrugged is (as of right now) the #1 bestseller in Amazon’s “Literature and Fiction” category. No matter how you spin it, this is great news. To keep updated on it’s status: Amazon’s most popular Literature and Fiction.

Sign of the End Times: Keynes on the Comback Trail?

I’ve been hearing more and more about Keynesian economics lately. This bit from the Christian Science Monitor is the most specific I’ve found so far: Raising Keynes: An old economist finds new rock-star status: If economics were about boxing, the classic bout of modern times would have Milton Friedman in one corner and John Maynard […]

More on the Popularity of Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged

Just some additional tidbits, care of The Objective Standard: Sales of Atlas Shrugged since its publication have reached a total of 6,500,000, with a record annual sale of 180,000 copies in 2007—the 50th anniversary year of the novel. The numbers indicated in the Zogby surveys [where 8.1% of respondents said they read Atlas Shrugged] implies three or more readers […]

Ayn Rand: The Antidote to Collectivism, Altruism, and Irrationalism

So, Obama’s been elected, as expected, and the country has precisely the altruist/collectivist it wanted. The next four years, at least, will be difficult for those who believe in individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism. But, perhaps most important: the battle lines have been drawn, and it’s obvious what needs fighting for. As Walter Williams put […]

Survey Shows 8.1% of Americans Have Read Atlas Shrugged

I find this somewhat suspect: Latest Poll: Atlas Shrugged Read by 8.1%. It’s simply not been my experience that almost one out of ten people that I meet have read the book. I certainly wish it were true–it would bode well for the future. That’s a goodly number of people who should be somewhat receptive to […]