WASHINGTON --- 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
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