Analysis of Atlas Shrugged Novel

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As the world’s weight weighed down on him, he shrugs. This can be likened to a situation where intellectuals in the world went on strike. They would not supply their world with their inventions, art, business, leadership, scientific research, or just new ideas. The author depicts the main theme of the novel as the role of man’s mind in existence exploring a number of historical themes expressing the advocacy of reason, individualism, capitalism and the failures of governmental coercion (Bernstein, 2000). The author, Rand, conducted research on the American railroad industry. She tried to explain the running of railroads during an economic depression (Rand, 2009). The story can be termed as timeless with the pattern of industrial organization of the late 1800s close to the depression era. The social customs and the level of technological advancements, on the other hand, seem to be of the 1950s. There is also no mention of the Soviet Union, World War II or even the Cold War. The countries are described as organized along a mixed economy rather than the pure capitalism of the 19th Century. Organization communication is defined as a system of pathways through which messages are passed on among people who comprise an organization. It provides a basis for understanding almost every human process occurring in an organization and assists one to meet the organizational expectations not forgetting that one may become a communication professional in an organization or as an academic scholar in the field of organizational communication. This concept is considered as the best in organizations, but it does run a risk of promoting capitalism and bureaucracy (Bernstein, 2000). The book Atlas Shrugged brings a twist to everything that one thought they knew about economics and morality. This includes the concepts mentioned above of capitalism and bureaucracy.