From John Rogers, repeated by Sean Lally:
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
And every time you see Paul Ryan whining about "makers" and "takers," remember that he makes his staff read Atlas Shrugged.