Jason Hartman

standard Atlas Finishes Shrugging

As we put fingers to keyboard, the cinematic release of the conclusion to Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, is less than 10 hours away. To most people, this probably qualifies as a non-event. The first film cost only $20 million to make, was shown in fewer than 300 theaters domestically, and earned back a paltry figure of less than $5 million, an anemic performance by any measuring stick.
With the sequel set to show in over a thousand theaters, there’s a chance it will make at least somewhat of a bigger splash than part one, but we shall see. The problem the film ran into the first time around was that – adapted from Ayn Rand’s magnum opus and applauding the themes of individual responsibility and capitalism – leftist …

standard The Swankiness of a Real Estate IRA

While investing in property might initially seem boring to an ultra-swanky hipster like yourself, are you aware of the fact you could turn your old-fashioned retirement account into a real estate money maker and make yourself filthy, stinking rich in the process? We’re not kidding. Have you seen the hotness factor exhibited by the women that the eternally goofy-looking real estate and television mogul Donald Trump typically ends up with? Draw whatever conclusion you want, but we’re just saying that the size of his wallet might have something to do with it. Seriously…that hair…the abrasiveness.