Randex

Thursday 16 October 2014
Samuel Johnson, Cap Times (Madison, WI)
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…puts on a hideous 1950s dress and imitates writer Ayn Rand. This weekend he will contrast the styling of his fellow comics with a more intellectual and mature show packed with witty commentary on the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Oct 2014
Michael Stopa, Ricochet
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I will be very happy to see Scott back at work doing the People’s business. Perhaps he doesn’t spend time pondering what Madison was thinking when he wrote the Second Amendment. Quite possibly he does not keep Hayek or Ayn Rand on his bedside table. But I’ll bet he sleeps better than at least some of us who do.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
Neutral  

…portraits of Norman Mailer (1952) and Ayn Rand (1964) are clustered together with pictures of former Secretary of State Dean Rusk (1962) and the German industrialist Alfried Krupp…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
Stephen H. Segal, Philadelphia Weekly
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…I am going to take off my clothes and dress as Ayn Rand sometimes during the performance, so please warn your readers that there will be some unwanted nudity in the program and some adult themes. By…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
Ben Conant, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

What we have to ensure is that there is a state minimum wage, because right now there isn’t and it’s because of folks like Sanborn. It’s an Ayn Rand idea.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
James Richard Edwards, Communities Digital News

A passage in Ayn Rand’s 1957 book Atlas Shrugged, referred to as “Francisco’s Money Speech,” completely and directly addresses the causes of our current crisis, the way to fix it, and the consequences if we do not act to fix it.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Oct 2014
Richard J. Parsons, American Banker

Smith was willing to curb bankers’ freedom in return for what he believed was a greater good.

This message seemingly escaped former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan, a devotee of libertarian Ayn Rand. Greenspan’s trust in free markets perhaps went unchallenged until the financial crisis of 2008.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
Garry Reed, The Examiner

Another unique figure is Marsha Familaro Enright, described as “an education entrepreneur” who founded The Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute. If this sounds like Ayn Rand and Objectivism it is; Familaro has published widely in such literary periodicals as The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies and serves on the Advisory Board of The Atlas Society. She also founded a Montessori school and created a Montessori-style curriculum that teaches children “the basics of philosophy, free market economics, and personal self-awareness.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
Charles Murray, The Federalist

[Reprint of a Claremont Review
of Books article from June 2010.] Ayn Rand never dwelt on her Russian childhood, preferring to think of herself as wholly American. Rightly so. The huge truths she apprehended and expressed were as American as apple pie. I suppose hardcore Objectivists will consider what I’m about to say heresy, but hardcore Objectivists are not competent to judge. The novels are what make Ayn Rand important. Better than any other American novelist, she captured the magic of what life in America is supposed to be. The utopia of her novels is not a utopia of greed. It is not a utopia of Nietzschean supermen. It is a utopia of human beings living together in Jeffersonian freedom.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
Emma Roller, National Journal
Rand Paul  

Brat has said he’s a libertarian—he once coauthored a paper titled “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand"—but is not a full Randian. Now, a literal Rand-ian is campaigning for him. Paul has become a stalwart surrogate for Republicans…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Oct 2014
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Jaime Lopez, Costa Rica Star
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…the Libertarian Movement is facing criticism from libertarians who feel that their Ayn Randian ideology is being sullied in Costa Rica by inaction and ineptitude.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Oct 2014
Laura Kane, The Canadian Press
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When he was a teenager, he opened a bookstore called City Lights Bookshop. He eventually discovered the writings of Ayn Rand and applied her philosophy to his life. He would later run for the Libertarian Party of Canada in the 1980 federal election.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Oct 2014