According to The Atlas Shrugged Index from the Freakonomics blog, sales of Ayn Rand’s famous econopoliticial novel Atlas Shrugged continue to follow (or mirror) current events.
Is life imitating art? And if so, why is the much-rumored Hollywood adaptation still being kept waiting in the wings?
Perhaps the book publishing industry will get a second wind during this recession by acting as as an economic indicator, with live sales updates via the Kindle.
Read my earlier comments on the Atlas phenomenon in “Atlas Takes Up Again.”