Randex

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Tekoa Da Silva, GoldSeek

[Rick Rule:] Dr. Greenspan was very worth listening to. In the context that his beliefs probably reflect the beliefs of the big thinkers and ruling class in this country, except that he’s probably more philosophically inclined towards you and me, which from my viewpoint makes him particularly interesting. He said as an example, that the beliefs he held in the 1960s as part of Ayn Rand’s inner circle hadn’t changed, but what changed was his job description.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Nov 2014
Joe Emersberger, teleSUR

There is one thing Ayn Rand got right in her deranged and repulsive fantasy “Atlas Shrugged”. She used the formulas of popular fiction and movies to sell her ideas but she never obscured her political priorities. That kind of partisan boldness is lacking, not just in Podur’s novel, but in most popular storytelling.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Nov 2014
Monday 10 November 2014
Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
Ron Johnson   Mixed  

An admirer of the anti-government views of the late author and philosopher Ayn Rand, Johnson said he was motivated to challenge Feingold mostly because of the Democrat’s support of the Affordable Care Act, which Johnson called “the single greatest assault to our freedom in my lifetime.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Nov 2014
Salina Patel, Get West London

He is currently reading Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged and a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway and hopes to find a place in a hostel in time for Christmas this year.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Nov 2014
Negative  

This is your typical bloviated Russo-speak, the kind that makes most readers turn away from Ayn Rand in 30 pages or less thinking, “Get to the point, already!”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Nov 2014
Kyle Munzenrieder, New Times - Riptide 2.0 (Miami)
Negative  

The project would be dubbed Esplanade at Aventura. Sears and its subsidy Kmart are currently under the control of CEO and largest share holder Edward Lampert, an Ayn Rand-obsessed investor who has seen both chain’s fortunes tumble under his tenure thanks to a slew of questionable operational moves.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Nov 2014
Luke Brinker, Salon

Sanders excoriated the Clinton administration’s policy record, highlighting Bill Clinton’s reappointment of Federal Reserve chairman and Ayn Rand acolyte Alan Greenspan, free trade deals, gutting of the social safety net via “welfare reform,” and signing of the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Nov 2014
Cambridge News

A book I’ve read more than once is … Jane Eyre, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Nov 2014
Sunday 09 November 2014
Mallory Ortberg, The Toast

Say what you will about Ayn Rand, but that monster could describe a dress.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014
Simon Heffer, New Statesman
Neutral  

One of the guiding ambitions of right-of-centre politics in Britain, America and most of the west during the 1970s and 1980s was to effect an end to the Soviet Union or, at least, to its imperialist domination of eastern Europe. This was bred most obviously of self-interest, given the threat this superpower was assumed to pose to the security of the west. Many on the right went further, harbouring an ideological desire to have communism removed from the map of Europe. Though far from unknown in Britain, this view was most common in America and attributable not just to the influence of hard-line Republican politicians – Barry Goldwater was there long before Ronald Reagan – but also to writers popular in American culture such as the Russian refugee Ayn Rand.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Nov 2014
DNA

Kalyani runs her own theatre group called Actors’ Cult, in Mumbai, and has directed plays like ‘The Night of January 16th’ (Ayn Rand)…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 09 Nov 2014
Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader

I was eager to see just which brilliant, cutting-edge, firebrand of capitalism Rauner would recruit to lead us down the path to salvation. Maybe he intended to bring Ayn Rand herself back from the dead. And the answer is … Bill Daley?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014