Dust Bowl vs. Objectivism

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At The Nervous Breakdown, Rumpus columnist Steve Almond narrates the debate between Atlas Shrugged and The Grapes of Wrath to help us decide who should lead our country, Steinbeck or Rand.

Which philosophy would you vote for?

“Grapes: The only enduring antidote to the modern poison of greed is the milk of human kindness.

Atlas: The only enduring antidote to regulatory bondage and taxation is the fanatical pursuit of self-interest.”


Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16 . More from this author →