Saturday, March 21, 2009

Going Galt?

Looks like the libertarian classic Atlas Shrugged is getting some attention again, at least according to some folks like CLS over at the Classically Liberal blog. I don't know that sales are "skyrocketing"- a term CLS used.

Still, nice to see some interest picking up in Ayn Rand's work. Will Going Galt become a more common place term? Only time will tell.

If you decide to try reading it, a word of warning: The first chapter's a bear to get through. At least it was for me.

As an aside, I heard something about Atlas Shrugged coming out as a movie. Anyone heard anything further on that? I also heard there was a movie based on the book was filmed way back when, but I've never seen it.

Along this same line, here's an old interview of the late Milton Friedman by Phil Donahue discussing the virtues of selfishness. Hat tip to Leonidas for the heads up on the video:

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2 Comments:

At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colbert massacred the 'going Galt' ("Rand illusion") Republican talking point.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/221335/march-11-2009/the-word---rand-illusion

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Clobert sums up Ayn Rand and her nutty band of followers nicely.

 

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