Gee, I wonder why:
Washington, D.C., February 23, 2009--Sales of Ayn Rand's “Atlas Shrugged” have almost tripled over the first seven weeks of this year compared with sales for the same period in 2008. This continues a strong trend after bookstore sales reached an all-time annual high in 2008 of about 200,000 copies sold.
I still like the "reverse Atlas" idea, too, though. Everybody who's been putting in, start figuring ways to take out, and let somebody else carry the load for awhile.