Atlas Shrugging, Now More Than Ever


Forget a run on the banks, we might in danger of a run on Rand:

Sales of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" have almost tripled over the first seven weeks of this year compared with sales for the same period in 2008. This continues a strong trend after bookstore sales reached an all-time annual high in 2008 of about 200,000 copies sold.

Via Marginal Revolution, which calls Atlas a "counter-cyclical asset."