New York Times
Yes, that’s Paul Ryan citing a second-tier character in Atlas Shrugged as the ultimate authority on monetary policy; and we’re not talking about when he was an adolescent, we’re talking about someone who was already a rising Republican star.
But why the craziness? It goes beyond class interest, I think, although that’s part of it. There’s something about money that promotes crazy thinking…
Greenspan, was Chair of the US Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. He was a champion of free market capitalism and was part of the the inner circle of Ayn Rand and a supporter of the philosophy of Objectivism. After he became head of the Federal Reserve some objectivists criticized him for abandoning free market principles.
That’s 45% of U.S. shoppers who couldn’t care less about Valentines Day, never mind using it to pledge eternity to someone. Why? Maybe it’s the paper cupids and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that appear on supermarket shelves before the New Year arrives. Maybe it’s the throngs of novice shoppers who turn every long-stemmed rose and “special” prix-fixe dinner menu into a Randian market-based nightmare.
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.—Ayn Rand, Author and thinker
Luskin has authored numerous books, including “I Am John Galt.”
Miami New Times
Liberals who feel queasy about all that Arab-murdering should know that Vaughn bookends that mission with a climax targeting the worst of the West, the billionaires who might opt in to the just-the-swells new society of Atlas Shrugged’s Galt’s Gulch — I won’t spoil it except to say the scene is wicked and rapturous.
The other quote was from Ayn Rand concerning the woman’s rights over her own body – all who have taken a biology course understand the fetus to be a totally unique organism; not a “body part” of mom.
I’m sure Ayn Rand would agree with the legal concept of one’s rights being inviolable until they happen to infringe on my neighbor’s rights, which, in this case, would be a living, moving, kicking and feeling child.
As long as children are being killed to make life “tolerable,” we will continue to propose the alternative options.
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
It doesn’t qualify as an actual disease, but some suburbanites are willing to build a relationship around a mutual admiration for the Ayn Rand novels “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.”
“I am fit, but very curvy. I’m a laying by the fruitbowl in an Italian painting kind of woman, and quite frankly that is how I like to be,” reads the profile of a 44-year-old Mundelein woman who is looking for a man on TheAtlasphere.com and knows what she wants. There are no “long walks on the beach” or “getting caught in the rain” among her turn-ons.
Personal Liberty Digest
The problem with certain factions of libertarianism is that they tend to live within their own heads, reveling in a world of Ayn Randian and Rothbardian political and social theory, while abandoning the other side of concrete resistance. Some in the survival community call these people “egghead libertarians,” and I think the label fits.