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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Richard A. Epstein, Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Krugman doesn’t have that excuse. He fails to understand how institutions work because it is so much easier to slam libertarians for their cultish devotion to Ayn Rand. The truth is, as I argued in an earlier critique of Rand Paul, libertarianism has a strong and useful theory of rights, but offers only loose guidance on the mix between public and private remedies…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
David Martin, Huffington Post Canada

Even the former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan had to finally fess up that he had it all wrong. That aging acolyte of Ayn Rand thought the financial markets and their leaders would all act rationally when history could have warned him otherwise.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Colin Stokes, The New Yorker

If a brother must go to the beach and he takes a Goldman Sachs tote even though he brought a McKinsey duffel with him from New York, he is entitled to the Wayfarers and the copy of “The Fountainhead” found therein.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Times Union (Albany, NY)

Ph.d. level.

  1. Two sisters compete for the love of King Henry VIII. 8. A sweeping tale of the desert planet Arrakis. 9. Howard Roark is an individualistic young architect.
Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Tuesday 19 August 2014
David Roth, Yahoo! Sports

… dry-drunk scions of old dynasties and grandiose telecom dudes and taut-faced petro-types, various open-collared local swells that use the Internet poorly and the odd bronzed objectivist from the world of tech…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

…is the result: leading the poll, far and away, is Ayn Rand. She gets a little over 55% of the vote; Eleanor Roosevelt is a distant second at about 10%. What should we make of that? This is an online…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Dan Primack, Fortune

…Kalanick is a noted libertarian who, until recently, used an image from Atlas Shrugged as his Twitter avatar. And now his $18 billion company’s policy efforts will be led by someone who helped put Barack Obama in the White House…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Angie Han, /film

In an incredibly ironic twist, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? was funded in part by Kickstarter donations after the market proved entirely indifferent to both previous installments of the series.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014

The young and not-so-young neocons on Facebook and social media constantly blast “socialized” healthcare and demand drug testing and draconian law enforcement. God forbid, they cry, that we be bled dry by the fraud of ethnic Welfare Queens and Ghetto Khans.

Let’s be honest. The Randian acolytes picture these people (ahem, those people) a certain way, and one can bet it’s not white. Meanwhile, they ignore the billions of dollars of fraud committed by those gleaming winners atop the Hill.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

…an excerpt from my forthcoming reader’s guide to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The book is intended to be an adjunct to the novel and assumes that you have already read it. So there will be plenty of…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Dov Ivry, Times of Israel (Jerusalem)
Atheism  

…of famous Jewish atheists from Sigmund Freud to Ayn Rand to Isaac Asimov to Woody Allen. How do you think the Jewish community would have reacted if what follows had happened? A…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Christopher Williams, The Telegraph (London)

There’s no shortage of payments start-ups queuing up for investment to help them revolutionise, disrupt, evolve and generally re-imagine the way we exchange tokens of value for goods and services. Most of them are run by hard-bitten finance industry veterans or members of the heavily oversubscribed Silicon Valley chapter of the Ayn Rand fan club. Not so the Ethical Brand Foundation, which says it aims to make integrity pay with the “world’s first ethical/debit credit card”.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014