For those who want further information about the topics covered in this blog, I recommend the following sites. I will add to this as I find additional good sources.

Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders
Excerpt: The power of Ayn Rand devotees has impressed some Hollywood distribution executives, who took note of the hefty $5,640 per-theater average scored by “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” during its opening weekend. “Shocking,” one executive said about the healthy business the low-budget film has been doing, considering its “awful” marketing plan. Awful or not, business has been brisk enough for producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro to expand from 299 theaters to 425 this weekend and to 1,000 by the end of the month. They don’t have enough film prints to fill all the orders. (Perhaps these are the same “insiders” who were shocked at the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And LOL, right in the face of most MSM critics! On the other hand, at this rate, it will “only” take 15 more weeks to gross the amount it cost to make this first part—but most of that goes to the theater, not the distributor or owner. It will probably take them eight months to a year to break even from the production costs of Part I; that’s why they want to have more theaters showing it. If you see it and like it, tell your friends. I really want to see the rest get made. Ron P.)

Labor Board Tells Boeing New Factory Breaks Law
One step closer to a controlled economy--defy the Obama Commissars! ~Bob. Excerpt: In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina. In its complaint, the labor board said that Boeing’s decision to transfer a second production line for its new 787 Dreamliner passenger plane to South Carolina was motivated by an unlawful desire to retaliate against union workers for their past strikes in Washington and to discourage future strikes. The agency’s acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said it was illegal for companies to take actions in retaliation against workers for exercising the right to strike.