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Lee Parsons, The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO) Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism | If you haven’t read the 1957 classic “Atlas Shrugged,” or seen the movie, now is the time. The brilliant author, Ayn Rand, emigrated from Russia in 1926 at the age of 21. In this novel, she explores a dysfunctional United States where society’s productive citizens are suffering from crushing government regulations and increasing taxation. She describes a world in which a bloated government asserts more and more control over individuals and industry, leading to the collapse of society.