Atlas Shrugged

Paul H. Rubin —  16 April 2011

Just saw Atlas Shrugged.  Very good — better than I thought.  Highly recommended.

Paul H. Rubin


PAUL H. RUBIN is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics at Emory University in Atlanta and formerly editor in chief of Managerial and Decision Economics. He blogs at Truth on the Market. He was President of the Southern Economic Association in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Public Choice Society and is associated with the Technology Policy Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Independent Institute. Dr. Rubin has been a Senior Economist at President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, Chief Economist at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Director of Advertising Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, and vice-president of Glassman-Oliver Economic Consultants, Inc., a litigation consulting firm in Washington. He has taught economics at the University of Georgia, City University of New York, VPI, and George Washington University Law School. Dr. Rubin has written or edited eleven books, and published over two hundred and fifty articles and chapters on economics, law, regulation, and evolution in journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, and the Journal of Law and Economics, and he frequently contributes to the Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers. His work has been cited in the professional literature over 8000 times. Books include Managing Business Transactions, Free Press, 1990, Tort Reform by Contract, AEI, 1993, Privacy and the Commercial Use of Personal Information, Kluwer, 2001, (with Thomas Lenard), Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom, Rutgers University Press, 2002, and Economics, Law and Individual Rights, Routledge, 2008 (edited, with Hugo Mialon). He has consulted widely on litigation related matters and has been an adviser to the Congressional Budget Office on tort reform. He has addressed numerous business, professional, policy, government and academic audiences. Dr. Rubin received his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1970.

3 responses to Atlas Shrugged


    The high point is the producer go on strike cause great havoc thought out the world. My point is the book about individualism and this anarchist “Objectivism” notion but a strike is a collective act the many raising up against the powerful few. That one act bring a 1000 pages individualism into tripe….What was Ayn Rand thinking? I think she was giving everyone a wink and a nod that her 1000 pages was a farce…That the individual can not always overcome…


    Rand’s work is shrill, swollen, and the ugliest kind of art as well as incredibly juvenile and trashy philosophy. This must be said anywhere and everywhere Rand is mentioned. For a film maker to make anything tolerable out it is something of an achievement. The world will be a better place when she is finally forgotten.


    “Lust saw”? Freudian?