I would say that not only did Ayn Rand foresee the economic decline of the early twenty-first century with stunning clarity, but—and more importantly—she was right for the right reasons; central planning, together with the decline in the acceptance of personal responsibility, the virus-like expansion of an all-encompassing state into every aspect of private life, a state which has declared victory over the individual citizen, and which punishes success and rewards failure. And all of this has occurred, and was made possible, because we, the citizenry, were not motivated to stop it; or—worse—that we have been brainwashed into not wanting to. We have given the state, by default, what Rand named the sanction of the victim.
A great summing up on Anne Raynd’s book Atlas Shrugged from Libert Gibbert.
Read the book its inspiring.