Friday, March 12, 2010

Obama spurs the sale of books

According to a 1991 survey by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club, Atlas Shrugged was second only to the Bible as the book that made the most difference in the lives of Americans.
It's making more difference to a lot more Americans now.
Last year, sales shot through the roof. During Year One of Obama, the book sold more than 500,000 copies, a record according to the Ayn Rand Institute. Not bad for a book written more than a half-century ago, and one that is far from being a quick read.
For the first time, Ayn Rand's four novels sold more than 1 million copies.
As most people know, Rand's magnum opus Atlas Shrugged poses the question of what would happen if producers rebel against government over-regulation and just quit producing.
Imagine. Without businesses to create wealth and collect taxes for the government, liberals would be dead in the water.
People have to be wondering, as the fist of government closes on them, just how long it will be until that scenario unfolds.

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