Randex

Thursday 08 January 2015
Sam Leith, The Spectator (London)
Negative  

His first selection was – praise be – nothing by Paulo Coelho, Mitch Albom or Ayn Rand. It didn’t tell you how to be the best you can be, or win and keep on winning, or discover your inner dolphin.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Jan 2015
Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Negative  

…Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has some indefensible ideas, but he does not approach the crack pottiness of his Libertarian father, Ron Paul, the perennial favorite of Ayn Rand-loving college students, who said during a 2011 debate that Iran should be able to have nukes.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Jan 2015
Rob Kall, OpEdNews

Rob: When I think about extreme individualism I think of Ayn Rand and libertarianism. Can you talk about how mechanistic thinking is tied to these? [A:] Seeing individuals as independent and separate" we are all embedded in ecosystems and society"

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Jan 2015
Fresno Bee (CA)

Joshua Tehee. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. At more than 1,000 pages, the book has a weight that some will find intimidating. Others will no doubt be put off by the right-wing, libertarian associations many have attached to the book in recent years. I’ll admit to being intrigued by both. I was not overwhelmed by either. The middle section dragged some and John Galt’s speech (where he outlines the book’s central theme over and over) seemed like a bit of hand holding, but not enough to distract me from the tension of the plot, which was captivating. As was the theme (and the book’s political message), which I found to be a wonderful intellectual exercise (though I can’t agree that it has much relevancy or application in the modern world. Sorry, Rush Limbaugh.).

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Jan 2015
Y. Sunita Chowdhary, The Hindu (India)
Neutral  

…clad women). He reads Mario Puzo, talks of Ayn Rand, walks with his arms in his trouser pockets and sometimes rubs the side of his nose. The filmi atmosphere that SGV moves around is too real. We…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Jan 2015
Rmuse, PoliticsUSA

…the Kochs added a brand spanking new trickle-down rule from Ayn Rand devotee Paul Ryan that forces the once-bipartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to automatically analyze, score, and approve huge trickle-down tax cuts for the rich as deficit reducing job creators and a bonanza for federal revenue; like the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich proved not to be.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jan 2015
Brad Rich, Tideland News (Morehead City, NC)
Negative  

…the Repubs huddled up and shouted Benghazi 437 times in unison - sort of like a group cheer before the kick-off at a soccer game, except that Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz wouldn’t put their hands on each others’ shoulders. Then they all prayed to Ayn Rand and said the pledge with one hand on the Bible and the other on Rush Limbaugh’s children’s book.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Jan 2015
Mike Lux, Huffington Post
Negative  

The establishment team certainly has embraced the Ayn Rand worldview so popular with the tea partiers, as evidenced by how on day one, they passed a rule that will probably result in cutting benefits and stealing from the disabled.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Jan 2015
J.D. Mullane, The Intelligencer (Doylestown, PA)
Negative  

…church teachings are unchangeable. If Pope Francis ever stated this fact unequivocally, it would afflict Sanders-style socialists and Ayn Rand right-wingers with more gas than a herd of cows on a bean farm.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jan 2015
Geov Parrish, Real Change

…sky-high rents were the result of intentional public policies (density!) that use an environmental veneer to mask a faith in free-market principles that would make Ayn Rand blush. Except, of course, public money heavily subsidized all this expensive new property development, which far outpaced the city’s infrastructure…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Jan 2015
Kevin McCrea, MySouthEnd.com (Boston)

When John Fish and the politicians put the following non-fiction in writing: “The citizens of Massachusetts will pay no expenses for bringing the Olympics to Boston” I will begin to believe they are smarter and better than the good people of London, Athens, Vancouver, etc. Until then, Ayn Rand, no cost Olympics, and trickle down economics will stay on the fictional side of my library.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jan 2015
Maggie Serota, Death and Taxes
Neutral  

Given that there are already super-specific dating apps for everyone from farmers to Ayn Rand fans, an app designed to unite people with beards with people who love beards just seems like a no brainer.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jan 2015