|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Atlas Shrugged > Lists
Showing 1-2 of 2
“Ayn Rand's catchphrase, "Who is John Galt?" grabs you from the start and the book takes off from there. The book asks pertinent questions such as is it okay to make a lot of money
#13 of 17 from Favorite books by
1
About this book

Wiki

Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957 in the United States. It was Rand's fourth, longest, and last novel, and she considered it her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. As indicated by its working title The Strike, the book explores a dystopian United States where leading industrialists and businessmen refuse to allow the government to exploit their labor for the "general good." The protagonist, Dagny Taggart, sees society collapse around her as the government increasingly asserts control over all industry, while society's most productive citizens, led by the mysterious John Galt, progressively disappear. Galt describes the strike as "stopping the motor of the world" by withdrawing the "minds" that drive society's growth and productivity; with their strike these creative minds hope to demonstrate that the economy and society would collapse without the profit motive and the efforts of the rational and productive.
view wiki

Details

ISBN-10: 0525948929 (Centennial hbk. ed)
ISBN-13: 9780525948926 (Centennial hbk. ed)
Author: Rand, Ayn
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Date Published: April 21, 2005
Related Topics

Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and scre

Ayn Rand for Beginners

A description of her novels and philosophy

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists