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Atlas Shrugged makes a comeback

Sales of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452011876?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0452011876″emAtlas Shrugged/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0452011876″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / are up, according to the a href=”http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/afterword/archive/2009/03/05/massive-financial-bailouts-drive-up-sales-of-ayn-rand-s-atlas-shrugged.aspx”National Post /a(via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2009/03/massive-financial-bailouts-drive-up.html”Newsalert/a):br /br /blockquoteBanks, automakers and overextended homeowners aren’t the only ones who’ve been helped by massive government bailout packages. Sales of the Libertarian classic Atlas Shrugged have apparently surged and are apparently triple what they were this time last year according to one Libertarian think tank.br /br /The book even cracked the top 40 on Amazon’s bestsellers list, briefly besting Barack Obama’s memoir The Audacity of Hope.br /br /The Economist tellingly points out that Rand’s book seems to do well whenever the government stages massive interventions in the economy:…/blockquotebr /br /Perhaps Rand will do for reading what J.K. Rowling did.