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Ayn Rand in 1957. (© Phyllis Cerf)
Ayn Rand in 1957. (© Phyllis Cerf)

Kentucky's Republican Senator-elect Rand Paul says though he wasn't named after Ayn Rand, he is a fan of the author. Her advocacy in favor of unregulated markets continues to resonate and push up sales of her novel "Atlas Shrugged." The book ranks third on Amazon's list of Classic Literature and Fiction. So why are her books still so popular? Jennifer Burns, professor of history at the University of Virginia, offers some answers in her book, "Goddess Of The Market: Ayn Rand And The American Right." We first spoke with Burns in 2009.

This segment aired on November 9, 2010.

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