The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis

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Abrams Comicarts
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Darryl Cunningham is a cartoonist, photographer, and sculptor. His previous award-winning graphic nonfiction includes Psychiatric Tales and How to Fake a Moon Landing. He lives in Yorkshire, England.


"The Age of Selfishness is a sympathetic but deeply critical biography of Rand and the eventual role of libertarian philosophy in the recent financial crisis."--New York Times Book Review
"This book is a superb example of how powerful graphic nonfiction can be in taking complex events and making them frighteningly clear."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"There are moments of brilliance here and excellent economic explication."--Library Journal online
"This is a well-researched, detail-packed book that I'll need to read a few more times to fully digest."--Boing Boing
"While there have been books about Rand before, none of them have been quite like The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality and the Financial Crisis, a new graphic novel from artist, photographer, and sculptor Darryl Cunningham. The artist and former mental health care worker combines mediums to take a long look at Rand's history, but he goes one step further, looking at how her influence extends into the present day, and even played a role in bringing on the Great Recession and financial crisis."--Salon
"Both cogent and clear."--Booklist
"The Age of Selfishness may not have the hard science background of Cunningham's previous books, but the cartoonist seems equally at home challenging and debunking economic strains of thought while courting the controversy that The Age of Selfishness is certain to garner."--Comic Book Resources