Randex

Saturday 15 November 2014
firstdegree, Daily Kos

The Fifth Column of right-wing traitors who have worked from within for decades to obliterate American democracy range from the notorious, like Paul Weyrich, Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh and right-wing hate radio, to Ayn Rand’s monstrous hordes of economic pirates such as Milton Friedman, Arthur Laffer and the execrable Grover Norquist.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Nick Gillespie, Reason
  1. In my adult life i have never seen a situation that paralleled what I read in Ayn Rands books until now with Net Neutrality

— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 13, 2014

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Friday 14 November 2014
Ben Berkon, Huffington Post

You peeked coyly above your weathered paperback of Atlas Shrugged (which I personally think is Ayn Rand’s most self-indulgent, hollow work – and that’s saying a lot, considering her insidiously didactic writing style) and smiled at me.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Matt Hunter, CNBC

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban went to Twitter to compare net neutrality rules to the confiscation of property outlined in the Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Joseph Rossell, NewsBusters

First Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, compared net neutrality to “Obamacare for the Internet,” and now outspoken businessman Mark Cuban has tweeted that President Barack Obama’s proposed policy is something “straight out of Ayn Rand.” Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and numerous entertainment outlets, tweeted a series of comments about net neutrality on November 13.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Adi Robertson, The Verge

Mark Cuban is known as a billionaire entrepreneur, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and the creator of the EFF’s “Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents.” Henceforth, he will also be known as the creator of the greatest piece of fiction ever written about net neutrality: an update to the Objectivist pulp classic Atlas Shrugged for the internet age.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Sean Weston, Seeking Alpha
Negative  

Eddie Lampert, who is chairman and CEO of the company is a fascinating individual. His Ayn Rand inspired philosophy has been the subject of numerous interesting articles, and has been pointed to as a significant contributor to the company’s downfall.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Business Standard (India)

“I want to adapt ‘The Fountainhead’ in Bengali. Since Bengal is known for its strong literary tastes and tradition of cinema, I want it to be a Bengali film. I am scouting for producers,” said Emran, who has readied a mock film.

The Fountainhead” is a 1943 novel by American author Ayn Rand. More than 6.5 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide. It was made into a Hollywood film in 1949.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

“The thieving poor”. Could any phrase be more telling about Ayn Rand’s worldview? Rand judges the very existence of the poor to be an act of theft – taking up space and resources that rightfully belong to the rich.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
John Podhoretz, Weekly Standard
Positive  

…what the signs say is this: Christopher Nolan reads The Weekly Standard.

Or if not The Weekly Standard, then National Review. Or Reason, even: The movie is anti-authority in a libertarian/Randian way. Government bureaucrats are bad; lionized experts are not deserving of their lionization. (There is one line about how it’s better that government is using metal to build a spaceship rather than to make bullets, but it’s a throwaway.) But—my God—he might even listen to Rush Limbaugh.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2014
Thursday 13 November 2014

In the championship round, Leibowitz and Delahaye had to guess the titles of books by Jewish authors that were acted out charades-style. Delahaye took an early lead by calling out “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Fountainhead.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Nov 2014
Chris Beveridge, Fandom Post

What’s Tony been up to? Well, he’s created Extremis 3.0 and has used it as an app that he gifted to about a million people in the city a week ago. With it, they’ve all been turned into supermodel mode and are basically all the pretty people with the physicality to work it. That’s created problems as well of course, as we see those that are without the app in the city are considered blights by some and there’s a sense that they’re going to get destroyed by the pretty people. I can’t help but to feel shades of Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged here in a way with the mood it’s all creating and the class system. Of course, the twist that comes into it is that Tony doesn’t do anything in his present mindset without the goal of making money. So when the million people discover that it’s just a free trial, and that using the app costs $100 a day, well, that sets the stage for just how bad things are going to go in the city.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Nov 2014