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Atlas Shrugged Part II: What We Saw at the World Premiere in D.C.





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Published on Oct 2, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part II, the second of three films based on Ayn Rand's controversial 1957 novel, hits movie screens across the country on Friday, October 12, 2012. (For more information on the film, go to

Reason's Matt Welch was on hand for the movie's world premiere in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, October 3 to ask viewers why they thought Rand's ideas about individualism and free-market capitalism remain so popular - and yet so embattled - in contemporary America.

Among the people Welch talked with are John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow, producers of Atlas Shrugged; John Fund of the Wall Street Journal; William Dunn of the Reason Foundation; Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks; David Kelley of The Atlas Society; Fred Smith of Competitive Enterprise Institute; David Boaz of the Cato Institute; Carla Gericke of the Free State Project; and Mary Katharine Ham of

About 3 minutes long. Produced by Joshua Swain with help from Amanda Winkler.

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