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BIG Ideas Exchange- Atlas Shrugged, Sold Out

Friday, Aug 14 2009

Dr. Yaron Brook, the Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute
Tate Hall, Overcash Building, CPCC, 1206 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte

Atlas Shrugged, the novel by Ayn Rand released in 1957, has seen a resurgence of interest in 2009, even remaining in the top 10 best seller "Literature & Fiction" list on Amazon for weeks. Atlas Shrugged tells the story of a crumbling U.S. economy weighted down by crushing government interventions and regulations. Leaders in Washington are blaming greed and the free market, on the situation, and they respond with heavy handed controls that only deepen the crisis.

Rand was the first novelist to acknowledge that capitalism unleashed extraordinary scientific and technological innovation, while posing the question: what would happen to society if entrepreneurs disappeared? Atlas Shrugged recognizes the achievements of entrepreneurs and industrialists in terms that are dramatic and heroic. For entrepreneurs and pro-business supporters, this is sure to be a timely and important discussion that offers you much to think about.

Our review and open group discussion of Atlas Shrugged will be led by Dr. Yaron Brook, the Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, and a frequent contributor on CNN, Fox News, the Glenn Beck Show, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Brook will present concepts from the book and lead an interactive discussion you will not want to miss.

Introducing Dr. Brook will be John Allison, chairman of BB&T Corporation, and a supporter of Rand's philosophy.

This event will be free to BIG members and by "invitation-only" for a limited number of guests.

The guest fees are as follows:
$45 paid in advance upon receipt of invoice from BIG
$65 paid at the door

Save the date on your calendar: August 14, 2009

8:30 am to 9:00 am       Registration & Networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am     Presentation & Discussion
11:00 am to 11:30 am    Personal Book Signing
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm     BIG Members-only private luncheon with Dr. Brook and John Allison

Press Release: http://www.pr.com/press-release/170681

NY Times Article, Aug 1, 2009, of Interview with John Allison: