What’s going to happen to ‘Atlas Shrugged’?

I resurrected this post from 2008. Yaron Brook was asked a question about the popularity of Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand‘s philosophy. His answer turned out to be spot-on, and consistent with what happens in moments of crisis in the capital markets. Most readers of Ayn Rand make the connection between the logical decline toward […]

Atlas Shrugged, Part 1

A great interview this morning with Harmon Kaslow, producer of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1! Harmon is not only a great guy; he represented the movie well. Good questions from Mike Rosen, a big Ayn Rand fan. One of the questions that the host asked the producer was, “How important was it to cast actors whose […]

Yaron Brook, from a CNN Post

Consider how just two fundamental ideas have ushered in the modern world. Rewind a scant 600 years, and modern science doesn’t yet exist. Men and women live and die in squalor and filth, largely ignorant of the germs that ravage their bodies and of the natural laws that govern the universe, instead imploring an alleged […]

Ominous Parallels

Here is an email I received from the Objectivism Seminar. I have listened to some of the discussions, and I really appreciate the work that several people have put into the material. It’s very illuminating. The Objectivism Seminar just wrapped up its intensive tour of Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s seminal book, _Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn […]

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the World Today

In Atlas Shrugged we see a world crumbling under the weight of government interventions and regulations. The economy has ground to a halt. Roads and bridges are breaking down, buildings are falling apart, new inventions are few and far between, and each day more and more businesses are shutting their doors. The government blames greed […]

‘Atlas Shrugged’ author, Ayn Rand, sees resurgence

On CNN today, kind of a summary of Randian resurgence in the press over the last several months. (CNN) — “Where is John Galt?” reads a sign in the back of a vehicle heading down Interstate 85 in Atlanta, Georgia. “Atlas Shrugged,” Rand’s 1,100-page magnum opus, has been in Amazon.com’s top 50 for at least […]

Hollywood Reporter Article

I’m a little late in commenting on the article, but what a great blog this week in the Hollywood Reporter, entitled “With ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ Hollywood may have its first anti-bailout movie.” The movie is perhaps more timely than it has ever been because of recent events in our economy, government, and industry. Still, we haven’t […]

Is Atlas Shrugging?

The question is explained and answered in an interview of Yaron Brook on Pajama TV. Yaron Brook (President of the Ayn Rand Institute) articulately compares today’s environment with Ayn Rand’s ideas and depiction of the world. http://www.pjtv.com/video/PJTV_Daily/Is_Atlas_Shrugging%3F/1530/;jsessionid=abcAwrRLJPIxYeATswuas * An explanation of the metaphor in the title, “Atlas Shrugged” * The popularity of Atlas Shrugged today […]