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"Why is Ayn Rand Still Relevant: Atlas Shrugged and Today's World"

I hold no brief for Atlas Shrugged--rather than a novel, it would have been far better as a philosophical tract at about one-sixth the length--but this take on one of its central messages is useful and quite correct:

Atlas Shrugged shows us an all-too-familiar pattern: Washington do-gooders blaming the problems they’ve created on the free market, and using them as a pretext for expanding their power. And more: it provides the fundamental explanation for why the government gets away with continually increasing its control over the economy and our lives.