Randex

Monday 25 August 2014
GazetteXtra

On Paul Ryan: He can play his violin to us as much as he wants, but he can’t change the tune half way through the song to run for president, his string snapped by Ayn Rand and irreparable. Maybe he’d do better playing the spoons because so many kids are hungry.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Ralph Benko, Forbes

…Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian (not Objectivist) father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Wills Dahl, Baltimore Post-Examiner

…the natures of his budgets, which would slash taxes for the rich while removing protections and safety nets for America’s most vulnerable, all align squarely with Rand’s philosophy.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Roger L Simon, PJ Media

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Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Sunday 24 August 2014

Any time the honor system is used successfully, I think of Ayn Rand—the founder of Objectivism, the academically bankrupt theory of overriding and extreme self-interest. According to her philosophy, the honor system should never work…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Tom Harvey, Salt Lake Tribune

Koerber, meanwhile, said he would review his business options and has announced on Facebook that he’s reviving his “Free Capitalist Project” that has been dormant. In promoting the first conference call for “Free Capitalist” adherents in more than five years, Koerber quoted John Galt, a character in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged"…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Farrukh Saleem, The News (Pakistan)

…preyed (original work in this field was done by Ayn Rand, the Russian-American philosopher and playwright). And why are we corrupt? Answer: Pakistan is corrupt “precisely because it has been ruled by a…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Michael Mammano, Den of Geek!

…I found myself rolling my eyes as Zaheer went on a histrionic tear with the kind of tedious, anti-social rhetoric that would make any Randian stand up and slap a “Who is John Galt?” bumper sticker on their car.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Garfield Higgins, Jamaica Observer

Either we believe that the State exists to serve the individual or that the individual exists to serve the State. — Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Saturday 23 August 2014
Xan Brooks, The Guardian (London)

She’s like a blend of Marilyn Monroe and the Terminator, as scripted by Ayn Rand. All of which proves rollickingly entertaining – up to a point. Besson delivers the thrills with aplomb…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Dick Behling, Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)

…should that fundamental political axiom be revisited? Would it not be correct for one to think that, as a citizen of the United States, not all of my income is “my own money”? Rather, that one receives some of it to pay taxes — local, state and federal — to continue to enjoy an American life and to assist our land’s indigent, sick and needy in helping them to lead better lives, Ayn Rand’s protestations notwithstanding?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Catriona Stewart, The Herald (Glasgow)

…stories can alter beliefs and behaviours: from Ayn Rand to Fifty Shades of Grey. Stories are life-changing, so choose wisely. Like Pathetic Edna, you want a joyful ending, and not a bad taste in the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014