What We Are Reading Today: ‘Atlas Shrugged’

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“Atlas Shrugged” is a novel by Ayn Rand published in 1957. It is a work of fiction that explores Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism by portraying a dystopian society.

The novel — which took 14 years to write — is set in the US, although it is not explicitly mentioned. It takes place in a future where the world is facing economic collapse due to excessive government regulations and intervention.

The story follows several central characters, including Dagny Taggart, Hank Rearden and John Galt.

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