Randex

Saturday 23 August 2014
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Sean McElwee, Salon

…there is Mollie Hemingway, who claims to be a libertarian, but is anti-choice and rejects gay marriage. She argued that although “‘people should be free to organize their own lifestyle,’ the state had a unique interest in protecting heterosexual marriage, because it was ‘the relationship that’s ordered to producing children.’” She might want to turn to Ayn Rand, who argued that, “but it is improper for the law to interfere with a relationship between consenting adults” and noted that “abortion is a moral right — which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Jack Butler, Washington Free Beacon

…in Schlicter’s telling, liberalism at its most powerful is also at its most bloated and self-caricatured—some portions of his narrative resemble Atlas Shrugged—which renders it perfectly susceptible to a well-executed conservative insurgency. Yet the book remains utopian. Some aspects stand out as…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Huy Dang, The Examiner

…Perhaps the most vocal and strident of these was Ayn Rand, an unapologetic paladin of unbridled laissez-faire capitalism. Ms. Rand’s most prominent disciple, Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Friday 22 August 2014
Savannah Morning News

Now let’s consider the Republicans. Sen. “Ayn” Rand Paul sings these days as if he has Potomac fever. So, for that matter, does Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But, turning over the “It’s my turn” card…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Raana Shah, The News (Pakistan)

…that trickles downwards from the top. The Atlas Shrugged insane reality that consists of our representatives in the National Assembly and Senate insisting they are poor and practically destitute as per…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Robert Jedrzejewski, Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

Ron Raymond tirelessly advocates the Ayn Rand/Milton Friedman economic philosophies and constantly faults President Obama for failure to understand and exercise this retrograde thinking. He is usually incisive and gently articulate, but his recent letter…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
G. Joseph McLiney, Kansas City Star (MO)

Ayn Rand wrote, “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission….” It’s clear Kansas City has reached that point.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Ty Andros, Market Oracle

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” - Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Andrew Scott, The National (Abu Dhabi)

What is your philosophy towards money? I’m not going to use my own words to answer this but Ayn Rand’s words because she says it better than anyone else. “So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
DSWright, Firedoglake

…after founder Travis Kalanick made his devotion to Ayn Rand and her beliefs known. Enter Plouffe, now in charge of “UBER THE CANDIDATE,” as the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick put it in a…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Simon Abrams, New York Magazine - Vulture

…that the city’s pervasive corruption has a Randian quality to it. That is, the people are both products and architects of their debased environment like The Fountainhead’s Howard Roark builds…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Mike Lynn, The Chattanoogan (TN)

“Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” - Ayn Rand.

I’m not too sure anyone would call a partnership between government and big business free market capitalism.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014