Randex

Sunday 16 November 2014
Steve Kovach, Business Insider

On Thursday, Mark Cuban compared the net neutrality debate to the government regulation railroads faced about 100 years ago.

Passions are high about the topic, and Cuban being Cuban, his tweets only stirred the pot again.

I’ll let the tweets speak for themselves…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Nov 2014
Peninsula Daily News (WA)

The Ludlow Village Players invites men and women to audition for two plays: “Night of January 16th” by Ayn Rand and “Cat’s Cradle” by Leslie Sands, this week.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Nov 2014
Saturday 15 November 2014
Anna Pulley, AlterNet
  1. The Atlasphere.

They say: “Connecting admirers of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.”

We say: Are you feeling Rand-y?

For those who take Ayn Rand’s words as gospel. And for those who believe in “self-reliance” above all, except when it comes to dating, we guess. THEN THEY’D LIKE SOME HELP, PLEASE.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Nov 2014
Gennady Stolyarov II, Le Québécois Libre

I find a lot of support for technological progress, self-determination, and the triumph of the individual over the impositions of the collective in the works of Ayn Rand (as an example, see this 2012 essay of mine for a brief analysis of Randian individualism).

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Nov 2014
Tom Williams, Utica Observer-Dispatch (NY)

These basic fundamentals established by the ingenuity of our founding fathers created the greatest economic super power in the world in less than 100 years! “The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time!” — Ayn Rand.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Nov 2014
Dallas Morning News
Positive  

My favorite quote: “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, Huffington Post

In the House of Representatives, where budgets originate, Rep. Paul Ryan (who was the 2012 Republican candidate for Vice President) has consistently presented budgets with steep cuts to food stamps (SNAP), Medicare, and Medicaid (and until 2014, privatization of Social Security), in contrast to huge tax cuts to the very wealthy and large corporations. These measures mirror the ideas of “ObjectivistAyn Rand, whose works constantly exalted the individualistic millionaire while hurling invective at the poor, and opposed any program to help the poor, including Social Security.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Nov 2014
Saurav Jha, IBNLive
Positive  

…a hairy subject but that does not change the fact that it is real and happening right now. As Ayn Rand said ‘You can ignore reality. But you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.’

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Nov 2014
Calhoun Times (GA)

“Night of January 16th”
Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Nov 2014
Hadley Freeman, The Guardian (London)
Negative  

Her blog contains longer satirical pieces, such as Ayn Rand as an advice columnist (“Things to do in LA: make a coat out of someone on Medicaid”), interspersed with occasional more thoughtful pieces…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Michael Hausam, Independent Journal Review

Mark Cuban sent five different Tweets with the administration’s recent net neutrality proposal square in his crosshairs. And his references were direct references to Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” the pro-capitalist fiction book about government overreach that was published in 1957.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Nov 2014
WinSmith, Daily Kos
Negative  

…I believed that the majority of the United States finally understood that the republican party is nothing more than an anti-democracy front group for a small group of ideological billionaires bent on rewriting this country into some cartoon Ayn Rand fantasy they barely comprehend on a good day.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014