Is the progressive perspective on Ayn Rand legitimate?

In an episode of The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, the host interviews Michael Lind. Together, they characterize Ayn Rand as engaged in fiction and out of touch with reality. At one point, Michael Lind suggests that the traditional approach of writing non-fiction and Op Ed peices are not the most effective way to propagandize. […]

Who else thinks FreedomWorks On Tap is trending?

FreedomWorks staff puts on a neat show called FreedomWorks On Tap. It’s smart, relevant, fast-paced, and they all look like they’re having a blast. Reid Smith hosted the show and had me on to talk about The Soul of Atlas. Here is the conversation. Good questions. And it was obvious that the host had read […]

Mother Jones Quiz "Libertarian or Rapper?"

It’s an article from Mother Jones magazine, so of course it makes fun of Rand. Even if you’re an admirer of Rand’s philosophy (like me), it’s funny if you don’t take yourself too seriously. I have reprinted the questions in quiz entitled, “Libertarian or Rapper?” (online here). The author displays the answers in the article. […]

Keynes v Hayek: Round 2

The continuing debate between the economic philosophies of Keynes and Hayek is being played out in our political discussions about the economy, and the actions that surround them. I have attached Round 2 ( here: This video is a sequel to an earlier version ( Become a fan! Visit

Grassroots Marketing !?!

The “picture of the day” from the Atlantic Mobile, where FreedomWorks President and CEO says this about the approach of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 producers’ unorthodox promotional tactics. FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization headed by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, has undertaken a massive campaign to push the movie into as many […]

Hollywood Reporter quote on Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

From an article in The Hollywood Reporter entitled How ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Shocked Hollywood’s Marketing Machine It’s a passionate bunch that didn’t need much encouragement. On Monday, for example, a caller to Dennis Miller’s radio show said he saw the film opening night and purchased another ticket on his way out of the theater that he […]

The Soul of Atlas: A Discussion of the movie, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

Come join us to discuss the Gospel and Objectivism on Wednesday, April 13th: two days before the movie hits the theaters. Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged, is coming to theaters on April 15th. Since 1957, this novel has been the second most influential book in the lives of readers. The Bible is #1. Despite the […]

Fear Not! See the movie!

“There was little time left for even truncated versions of Rand’s hallmark speeches. We are left with protagonists who seem to hold Randian views but we never hear why… The movie version of Atlas Shrugged feels flat because we are given so few opportunities to get inside the heads of the characters and empathize with […]

The Making of Atlas Shrugged, the Movie

With the first excerpts released last week at an Atlas Society event, Atlas Shrugged movie speculation has surged and opinions are heating up websites all over. A week after the event, I spoke with John Aglialoro, producer of the movie Atlas Shrugged. His optimism about the message and the quality of the film is crystal […]