15 March 2009

The bailouts cause a spike in sales of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

Sales of “Atlas Shrugged” Soar in the Face of Economic Crisis

Washington, D.C., February 23, 2009--Sales of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” have almost tripled over the first seven weeks of this year compared with sales for the same period in 2008. This continues a strong trend after bookstore sales reached an all-time annual high in 2008 of about 200,000 copies sold.

“Americans are flocking to buy and read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ because there are uncanny similarities between the plot-line of the book and the events of our day” said Yaron Brook, Executive Director at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. “Americans are rightfully concerned about the economic crisis and government’s increasing intervention and attempts to control the economy. Ayn Rand understood and identified the deeper causes of the crisis we’re facing, and she offered, in ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ a principled and practical solution consistent with American values."

The book was written in 1957. Rand could even see the trends back then.

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1 comment:

MAS1916 said...

And since there is not a real conservative leader at the moment - besides Rush - smart people are looking to history for lessons on what is to come. This sets up conservatism well for the future provided we can survive 'til 2012.


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