The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Keep On Shruggin'

From the Ayn Rand Institute:

Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” sold more than 500,000 copies in 2009, more than double the previous record set in 2008, reports Penguin USA, publisher of the four American editions. For the first time, combined annual sales of Ayn Rand’s four novels totaled more than 1,000,000 copies.

“The explosion in sales of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ more than a half century after its initial publication is truly remarkable,” said Dr. Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Institute. “Annual sales of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ have been increasing for decades to a level never seen in Ayn Rand’s lifetime.

“People are discovering the prescience of Ayn Rand’s writing. They’re seeing the policies of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ villains Wesley Mouch and Cuffy Meigs acted out by our government officials today. They’re looking for answers on how to stop government intrusion in our lives. ‘Atlas Shrugged’ provides those answers, and many more.”

First published in 1957, “Atlas Shrugged” continues to draw media attention, including a recent episode of “Stossel” on Fox Business Network dedicated to the novel. More than 7,000,000 copies of “Atlas Shrugged” have been sold since it was first published.

Hamp Shots

This morning I took a shortcut through Thornes.

But it was too early and everything was closed.

So I went across the street to the Haymarket, sipping coffee downstairs at the table by the statue of the saint.

An icicle hanging from a tree by my house.

Dead flowers on Main Street.

But Spring has already arrived in the window of Faces.

I like this picture being used to promote the Pink Floyd Experience show tomorrow at the Calvin.

Through the looking glass with the Doug Hewitt Band in Holyoke.

Portrait of Timothy Leary
by Grace Slick


Anonymous said...

Cool pictures Tom!

h. throbhurts said...

hopefully the audio will be on archive .org soon.....seems they skipped a show there! :-(