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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, 1957.

Writer Ayn Rand developed her philosophy of Objectivism in opposition to socialist viewpoints, espousing individualism, the profit motive and pure laissez-faire capitalism.  Her philosophical novel, Atlas Shrugged, imagines a world in which the truly productive ‘people of the mind’ (e.g. business owners and inventors) withdraw from the thankless society that they had previously carried on their shoulders -- a kind of bosses’ strike. 


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