It is a better version of Atlas' Shrugged. It shows the importance of meritocracy without being too naive about capitalism or exagerated libertarianism. You don't have to be right wing or left wing to enjoy it, and it's much better written.
Aaaand you finish this in 5 minutes. So, if you're ever lazy to read Atlas' Shrugged just because everyone talks about it (and I don't blame you for it), you can say that you read something better in only one bus ride to work.