When I saw Atlas Shrugged Part 2 the day it opened, I almost looked forward to the reviews.  Yes, most reviews of Atlas Shrugged Part 1 had been negative, relentlessly so, divided between criticism of the production values and dismissal of the movie’s meaning with a few crude caricatures of Ayn Rand’s ideas.
  This Financial Sense News Hour radio interview features Jim Puplava interviewing David Kelley on the ideas of Atlas Shrugged, on the occassion of the release of Atlas Shrugged Part 2 in theaters across the U.S.
A movement is more than a body of ideas; it’s a body of people connected around those ideas. In a lasting movement, those people span generations. The day Atlas Shrugged Part II hit theaters, Amanda Luce shared a story about that connection on Facebook. I asked her whether I could share it with you, and she elaborated:
October 16, 2012 -- James Taggart is what would now be called a "crony capitalist." His wedding guests are the elite of a politicized economy. Taggart, Francisco, and Hank are all members of the "1%" --but the "money speech" (in the novel, and its distilled essence in the movie) is a clarion call to understand the nature of wealth and the distinction between those who produce it and those who acquire it through political favors.  
Atlas Shrugged Part 2 arrived in theaters last week on Friday, October 12. We at The Atlas Society have spent the weeks leading up to the release busily promoting the movie and speaking about its ideas.

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