Ayn Rand’s classic gets dusted off and humorously brought into 2008 over at McSweeney’s. Worth a read.
As a side note, you may want to revisit the New York Times 2007 piece, Ayn Rand’s Literature of Capitalism, which talks about the influence that Atlas Shrugged (and its free market philosophy) has had on Fortune 500 CEOs and particularly Alan Greenspan, the former head of the Federal Reserve, who helped architect the deregulated banking system that’s now unwinding around us. Belatedly, Greenspan would acknowledge a “flaw in the model” that he “perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works” — which is a fancy way of saying “on second thought, maybe the free markets don’t always regulate themselves.” And there we have it, another utopian ideology collides with reality. Not the first, and it won’t be the last.