You may have seen that Sears filed for bankruptcy on Monday. But Sears isn't a bookstore! Why are you hearing about it on a book news site? Because Sears CEO Eddie Lampert was a hardcore Objectivist who led the company using the principles laid out in Ayn Rand's fiction.

This great PBS piece explains how Lampert murdered the company:

Lampert broke the company into more than 30 individual units, each with its own management and each measured separately for profit and loss. The idea was to promote competition among the units, which Lampert assumed would lead to higher profits.

Turns out, Ayn Rand's virtue of selfishness is a fast way to murder a community.