• • • His strategy for the nation is delusional and frightening
Stephen L. Goldstein, Sun-Sentinel (FL) Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |Paul Ryan | I've had Paul Ryan on my mind for ages. My novel, "Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned!," is a dystopia that paints a picture of free markets gone wild and the United States turned into the Corporate States of America by mean-spirited "captains of industry" who put profit over people. While I was writing it, I thought of people like Ryan, who idolize Rand and accept her preposterous (and poorly written) fiction as gospel truth. He used to give out copies of "Atlas Shrugged" as Christmas presents and try to make his Congressional interns read it. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Romney would feel so desperate that he would choose so toxic a partner for his running mate.