Randex

Friday 30 January 2015
Nina Golgowski, New York Daily News

…she also lists author Ayn Rand, economist Milton Friedman, feminist porn star Nina Hartley, and former call girl Maggie McNeil, as some of her “favorite figures in liberty.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Justin Lane, Ring of Fire

…Poor are going to be read, conservative gems like We The Living by Ayn Rand should be read too. “These are feeding children values and beliefs that I don’t hold, and I don’t value. So, I gave some suggestions. If…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Jack Smith IV, New York Observer
Positive  

Mr. Ulbricht has described himself on public social media profiles as a fan of the free-market Austrian School of economic thought. In his romantic life, the basics are the same: Mr. Ulbricht a laissez-faire objectivist who is ”not at all” trusting of the government, but who believes that compassion is a sign of strength.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Jordan Minor, Geek

The world of weirdly specific online dating sites could easily fill up this list all by itself. After all, is there really anything sillier than a website for Sean Hannity viewers looking for love? But if we have to go with just one, Ayn Rand haven The Atlasphere is a pretty good choice.
Yes, this is a dating website for fans of the author and political theorist behind the philosophy of Objectivism. Rand and her followers cherish the individual above all else, reject altruism, and have contempt for traditional family values. So naturally, they might have some trouble forming relationships with those who don’t share their views. But now there’s a place for them to find each other and go off to live on Galt’s Gulch together while the rest of us crumble in a world full of parasites.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Miles Raymer, Entertainment Weekly

Miles Raymer, EW.com music news editor: Despite my unconvincing attempts to seem jaded and existentially over it, I was still a highly impressionable teenager when my well-meaning junior class English teacher gave me an application for a college scholarship funded by some Objectivist group and a copy of The Fountainhead. After a hundred pages, I was a zealous convert, suddenly aware that I wasn’t a weirdo stranded in a farm town but a shining genius trapped in a world of jealous losers trying to hold me back. By the time I got to college and met other Rand devotees, I realized that Objectivism and plain old being an asshole aren’t substantially different, and that Ayn Rand was just an awful writer.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig, The New Republic
Negative  

Knox evidently identifies failed screenwriter Ayn Rand as a personal hero, and supports the Paul dynasty, citing appreciation for both Ron and son Rand. And she attributed her libertarianism to her conservative religious upbringing.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Daniel W. Drezner, Washington Post

I was only in the city for 48 hours. Maybe a longer stay would have afforded a more nuanced picture. Still, while I was there there was a sense about the place that felt familiar. It was when I had to stand in two lines just to buy a toothbrush that it hit me: Buenos Aires in the present day has the feel of New York about halfway through Atlas Shrugged. As over-the-top as Ayn Rand’s book might be, in many ways her masterwork does a far better job of describing the century-long relative decline of Argentina’s political economy than anything in the United States.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Robert Anderson, Orlando Sentinel

Taking wealth from our job creators may not be immoral, but it certainly is misguided. Trillions of U.S. dollars reside abroad because we already have high corporate taxes. President Kennedy lowered taxes, and the economy improved. Ditto President Reagan. After Weatherspoon has thoroughly explored the marvels of communist socialism, I suggest a second reading assignment: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Diane LaDuke, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Similar to the “Heritage Institute” in Mount Pleasant, the Cato Institute has a right wing Ayn Rand agenda.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015

…they should also read conservative writers like Ayn Rand. “These are feeding children values and beliefs that I don’t hold, and I don’t value. So, I gave some suggestions. If you want to understand…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015
Travis Gettys, Raw Story

Duke University porn star Belle Knox is eyeing a possible career in politics.

The second-year student, whose real name is Miriam Weeks, has been promoting her libertarian views as campus coordinator of Students for Liberty and helped bring Ayn Rand Institute head Yaron Brook to speak at Duke.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jan 2015
Thursday 29 January 2015
Jen Vafidis, Fast Company

In 2011, they started printing “Who Is John Galt?” on their bags, referring to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged as a sort of shorthand, I guess, for how the company views achievement. That this runs contra the Bhaghavad Gita’s philosophy of yoga as the pursuit of action without desire for its fruits doesn’t seem to have had any effect on the company’s revenues. In fact, none of the unappealing beliefs that the founder, Dennis “Chip” Wilson, has professed have diminished Lululemon’s success.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015