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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Stossel - January 7, 2010 - Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
Libertarian journalist John Stossel examines Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged on his January 7, 2010 self-titled program on the Fox Business Network. The book surged in popularity during the economic recession of 2007-2010 and became a popular talking point among conservatives and libertarians as justification for reducing or eliminating government regulation of markets.
Stossel - January 7, 2010 - Part 2 of 6 Professor C. Bradley Thompson (Clemson University), Yaron Brook (President of the Ayn Rand Institute), and John Allison (Chairman, BB&T Bank) discuss Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged.
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