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Archive for April 27th, 2009

CNN’s got a little piece on the upswing in Rand sales. Their LA Festival of Books booth was a corner booth and much bigger than in previous years.

BUT…

Where was this popularity when Free Market was crashing down?  Right.  So who was at the top of the Amazon Top 50 books then? Exactly.

Ayn Rand books are good books.  Whether they are good or sound strategies for the world, well, you decide.

From the dude at the top of Ayn Rand institute:

“So many people see the parallels with actually what’s going on, with the government taking over the banks, with the government kind of taking over the automobile industry, a president who fires the CEO of a major American corporation. These are the kind of things that come out of ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ ” Brook said.

My opinion… if we’ve written down enough theories of how it should all work  someone is going to be right some of the time.  Marx? Revelations from the Bible? 2012 cults? Hale Bopp? Ayn Rand?

For me, the world is far too complicated to predict the fate of a country, a financial system or the world in a single book or perhaps even all the books.

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