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Obama-nomics = Increased Sales Of Atlas Shrugged ?

by @ 7:02 pm on February 24, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty, Politics

It seems there’s been a little boom in sales of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus:

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.”

Let’s hope they learn something from it.

2 Responses to “Obama-nomics = Increased Sales Of Atlas Shrugged ?”

  1. EJ says:

    I read it years ago, but i recently when to my public library to try to take out a copy to re-read it. All 16 copies in the system were checked out. I then went to borders and there were only two copies left.

  2. DN says:

    By far, the most powerful book ever written–if we ignore our current environment, we are doomed to emulate it.

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