Randex

Thursday 22 January 2015
Tim Forkes, Baltimore Post-Examiner
Negative  

On the one hand, Governor Daniels was lamenting the lack of enrichment for the poor and middle class in this, the now longest recovery in U.S. history. But then his party was spouting Ayn Rand and calling poor people “takers,” as well as every veteran who draws a government check or benefit. It was later that years when we were treated to Romney’s “47 percent” vignette.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Patrick Avenell, Appliance Retailer

In a description that would please Ayn Rand, Dooley said the individual is very much at the heart of UE’s product development.

“This speaker was designed for the person, not for the room,” he said. “Other brands design speakers for rooms — ‘here’s nice speaker that will look nice in your room’ — but it’s not your speaker, it’s the room’s speaker, it belongs to the collective instead of the individual.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Times Union (Albany, NY)
Neutral   Anthem  

Each answer is the title of a best-selling book with a one-word title. The initial of the title and the author’s name are provided. … 6. A: Ayn Rand

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Richard Zombeck, Huffington Post

Ryan’s not well known for his compassion for and understanding of the poor. He, like many Republicans, seems to take his cues from Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Online
Negative  

While it is the case that the phrase “religious extremism” is of limited use (because it matters a great deal which religion is under discussion), the politics of religious extremist movements ranging from al-Qaeda to the sundry Ayn Rand cults have in common that apostates are always punished with far greater severity than are mere infidels.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Dylan Pahman, Acton Commentary (Acton Institute)

…the presumption that the profit-motive is a species of greed, and therefore, by extension, that anyone who has profited greatly must have succeeded through selfishness. This is a common error from Ayn Rand (who thought selfishness was therefore good) to the Occupy crowd (which assumes that great wealth is therefore always bad).

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Jan 2015
Andrew Hoffman, SilverSeek

…espoused that “gold is still, by all evidence, a premier currency, which no fiat currency, including the dollar, can match“; and this, 48 years after writing “Gold and Economic Freedom,” in which – as a disciple of Ayn Rand, no less – he concluded that “in the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation.” Talk about better late than never!

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Jason Scott Jones, National Review Online

How Ayn Rand, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Roe v. Wade made me a Christian

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Robert Franzos, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Ayn Rand said it best: “You can avoid reality but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Maggie Lee, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

…big landowners in the area. That’s including the Ayn Rand-inspired “JohnGalt Holdings,” managed by one of EC’s organizers. The seven-mile creekside trail would be built by the Trust for Public Land…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Jason Keisling, Reason

Ayn Rand’s Social Security check.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Jan 2015
Robert Hollingsworth, Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

In the United States she attracted attention by such declarations as that religion made people “weak.” She also said no one owed anything to any other human being, only to themselves and their own happiness. What made Rand happy was a long-term affair with a married man, which destroyed his marriage and led to her own husband’s alcoholism. Her best known books, “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountanhead,” have the respective heroes committing violent rape on the heroines who promptly fall in love with their rapists. When she fell ill with cancer she was only to happy to take advantage of the “big government” programs she claimed to disdain.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015