Ayn Rand has never just been a temporary flavor or simply a trend, as her books, especially “Atlas Shrugged," have been one of the best sellers year after year for decades.

Interestingly, with the economic conditions we face, her books and economic philosophy directly confront the underlying problems, and she’s enjoying a resurgence of popularity among many looking for foundational answers.

Amazingly, first editions of Atlas Shrugged are now going for over $4,000 if they’re unclipped and include their original dust jacket. There were only 100,000 printed.

Now that a renewed interest has emerged, sales of Rand's books have grown an amazing 300 percent over recent years, and remember, she was doing well as it was.

It’s amazing to see this type of timelessness in an author; even more so when you consider the detractors she’s had for decades.