Luskin gives new life to Ayn Rand's books, logic, and philosophy, by showing how timeless they are. Each of her major characters has a counterpart in today's world, and the major themes are still being played out today:
The Individualist: Steve Jobs as Howard Roark, the man who reinvented four industries just because it was so cool.
The Mad Collectivist: Paul Krugman as Ellsworth Toohey, the man who preaches socialism from the pages of America’s newspaper of record.
The Leader: John Allison as John Galt, the man who walked away after building America’s strongest bank.
The Parasite: Angelo Mozilo as James Taggart, the businessman who co-opted government and nearly wrecked the U.S. economy.
The Persecuted Titan: Bill Gates as Henry Rearden, the businessman who created revolutionary technologies and was criminalized for his success.
The Central Planner: Barney Frank as Wesley Mouch, the politician who meddled in the economy and almost destroyed it.
The Capitalist Champion: T. J. Rodgers as Francisco d’Anconia, the modern Renaissance man, and agent provocateur for capitalism.
The Sellout: Alan Greenspan as Robert Stadler, the libertarian who became an economic czar.
The Economist of Liberty: Milton Friedman as Hugh Akston, the academic who showed the world the connection between capitalism and freedom.Don has written a lively and engaging tour de force that, if widely read, could help set our politics and our economy back on the track of growth. Don't miss it, and help spread the word.