Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

I had to read the book Atlas Shrugged for my Economics class and we had to compare it to John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. I would have read it on my own in due time. It is always nice to have to read a good book for class.

The basis of the book is about industrialists and how they are faced with the turning public opinion on them. This in turn creates government regulations that discourage the industrialists to work hard. They begin to disappear one at a time and the main character Dagny Taggert then has to deal with a railroad she loves and the obstacles of keeping it running. First, she has government regulation against her and second she has her suppliers disappearing.

Like the Fountain Head written by Ayn Rand, I felt like her love affairs were very weird. More weird in the Fountain Head than Atlas Shrugged. This is really hard to explain but if you happen to read any of these books,  you should pay attention to this.

I highly recommend this book. It shows that hard work is the way to go. If you allow government to consume everything you will get nothing but digested waste. I am not going to go into it any further so that I do not give anything away. One of my favorite parts is the term for government people: "looters."

And don’t forget a movie is coming out from this book. Supposedly it is going to be Angelina Jolie and Russell Crowe. I do not know Crowe politics but Ayn Rand would be rolling in her grave if she knew Jolie was playing Dagny.

We need more pro-Capitalist fiction books out there. Who is the next Ayn Rand?

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Published in: on April 14, 2008 at 2:57 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. hey hi..if you are still in college then you can be eligible for a 10000$ by writing an essay before september 17..i have read fountainhead but i am yet to read atlas shrugged.My best friend,Sammy has read it and he discusses it all the time..Visit Ayn Rand’s website for details.I happened to visit the site because of Sammy..HAIL OBJECTIVISM!


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