Ironically highlighted by the hope of so many of its number… an Atlas Shrugged movie!!!
When you get right down to it, the dream of the super-rich, to stay super-rich, just doesn’t make good television. That so thoroughly caught on — with the lipstick of “values” applied to the pig of “destructive retrograde 19th century capitalism” — is a triumph of modern messaging. But with this, will they finally realize this is what the various tea party movements have been fighting for?
Update: the best quote on the subject, ever —
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves Orcs.
Burn. But accurate. Atlas depends for its moral force on an oversimplified world that can never exist in fact.