The dystopian world portrayed in Atlas Shrugged is an example of the collectivist ideal gone awry. Rand demonstrates the victory of the “men of ability” over the looters and the triumph of self-interest over collective duty.
Author information: Kush Desai is a third-year student studying Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
"Individualism and Self-Interest in Atlas Shrugged,"
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas: Vol. 5:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/compass/vol5/iss1/5