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Thursday 29 January 2015
Greg Johnson, Gaming Illustrated
BioShock   Negative  

The game then unfolds into a mystery-solving thriller. As the unknown hero — or villain — players explore Rapture, an underwater utopia that has taken a sharp turn on Ayn Rand Avenue. Eventually, the city’s fall is explained, the protagonist’s identity revealed, and the player’s choices come to fruition.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015
David Edwards, Raw Story

“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 poverty in a Marxist or socialist environment, let’s have the children read ‘We the Living’ by Ayn Rand,” she asserted. “And then let them compare that with poverty in free markets, and read ‘America the Beautiful’ by [potential Republican presidential candidate] Benjamin Carson.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015
Brian Sedze, Nehanda Radio

Rand’s classic book, “Atlas Shrugged”, is set against the background of difficult economic times marked by disappearance of innovators and industrialists, not unlike the situation we see today in Zimbabwe.

Large and small companies are failing and the government invokes the “too big to fail” and “national emergency” mantras and selects the winners in industry, not based on their merits but on the basis of lobby efforts, political influence and “national interest”.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015
Melissa Repko, Dallas Morning News

Bakich said social issues have no place in an English class and “have nothing to do with great literature and rich literature and becoming a well-read, articulate person.”

If students do read books about social issues, she said they should also read books that portray other viewpoints and compare “poverty in a Marxist or socialist environment” to “poverty in a free market.” She suggested We the Living, by Ayn Rand, and America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson, a potential Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jan 2015
Sudhir Raikar, India Infoline

The Attorney General’s momentous ‘advice’ on the Vodafone case is not a brownie point for the ruling government as it is being made out to be. It’s a supremely objective opinion on a sticky issue forcibly made sentient by tax authorities all this while. No wonder, his favorite book is Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’: the most authoritative endorsement of the virtues of objectivism which in the context of law courts implies settlement of disputes according to objectively defined laws.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015
Mike LaSusa, AlterNet

[Reference in title only.]

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Jan 2015
Mandy Collins, Biznews (Johannesburg)

I don’t pretend to know much about Ayn Rand. Of course, I’ve heard a lot about her, and I’ve read a few bits and pieces, but I’m certainly not an expert. And then recently while I was procrastinating on Facebook I came across an article about her titled Ayn Rand, Worst Aunt Ever. The friend who had posted the article seemed to agree with that sentiment, as did many others, but as I read through the article my disquiet grew.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015
Sarah Schwartz, MIT News (MIT, Cambridge, MA )

Two years ago, nobody restricted the length of team names, so this group chose the entire text of the novel “Atlas Shrugged” as its title. “Every time we answered the phone, we’d answer it with the next line of the book,” O'Connor says.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2015
Wednesday 28 January 2015
Luke Brinker, Salon

“Unions are not the cause of the serious economic and fiscal problems that are challenging so many American states, which are result of the economic crisis, collapsed housing market and massively reduced revenues.”

But Rauner is unlikely to be moved by such facts. Although he campaigned as a pragmatic moderate in his successful bid to oust Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn last year, the billionaire investor is a dyed-in-the-wool Randian ideologue on economic issues…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jan 2015
Hunter Walker, Business Insider

Weeks identifies her “favorite figures in liberty” as Ayn Rand, economist Milton Friedman, and two other activists whose careers have included both sex and politics: porn star Nina Hartley and former call girl Maggie McNeill.

Weeks brought her first speaker to Duke on Tuesday: Ayn Rand Institute head Yaron Brook. She immediately rattled off two names when asked about whom she would ideally hope to bring to the school next.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jan 2015
Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly
Negative  

…it was with great anticipation that I entered the world of Jack Kelly (Dan DeLuca, in Christian Bale’s screen role), a newspaper vendor who leads a revolt against publisher Joseph Pulitzer (Steve Blanchard, embodying Ayn Randian arrogance)…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jan 2015
Sally Kohn, CNN

Create 222 endowed Ayn Rand chairs of economics, politics and greed at Harvard University (I’m just joking – also Harvard doesn’t need money.)

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jan 2015