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Wednesday 03 December 2014
Steven Jonas, OpEdNews

Prof. Piketty is a statistics-based economist. For years, he has been working on the gradually widening wealth and income gaps in the capitalist world. Conventional, “neoclassical” capitalist economics tells that that the number one function of the system is to “generate full employment,” and that any failures along that line are generally “not its fault” but rather those of “frictions” and “government interference,” as capitalist economists and social critics from Ayn Rand on up or down (depending upon your point of view) repeatedly tell us. The role and function of each individual working in the system is totally dependent upon what they “put into it” in terms of education, effort, and so on, not any external factors, such as the relations of production.

Contrariwise, Prof. Piketty, rather, with tons of data at his disposal, tells us that this is not so.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Dec 2014
Jennifer Maloney, Wall Street Journal - Speakeasy

Ayn Rand fans, here’s something to whet your appetites: New American Library has released the cover image for “Ideal,” the first Ayn Rand novel to be published in more than 50 years.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Dec 2014
Charles Ashurst, The Herald Journal (Logan, UT)

I’d be lying if I said I’m not a tribalistical animal. All I need do to remind myself of it is watch CSPAN, which runs unabridged coverage of political events, such as speeches from our beloved Aryan Ayn Rand Institute. I observe my body arming me with adrenaline.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Dec 2014
Steven Cohen, High-Def Digest

…The conclusion to Ayn Rand’s epic is coming to Blu-ray in January. You can pre-order the disc here.    In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Foc is…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Dec 2014
David Nir, Daily Kos

“Abra cadabra, aqua buddha, Ayn Rand… presto!”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Dec 2014
Michael Schaus, Town Hall

Quick, someone send France a copy of Atlas Shrugged!

Well… Actually, it almost looks like someone already has. French business owners will be spending this week taking to the streets in protest of the Socialist government’s burden on private business. Deciding that “workers” shouldn’t have all the fun when it comes to picketing and protesting, French bosses marched through the public squares in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse. It won’t be long before unemployed French citizens begin asking “Qui est John Galt?”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Dec 2014
Tuesday 02 December 2014
Jon Land, 24dash
Negative  

Philip Davies, empathy vacuum and MP for Shipley, and Christopher Chope, an automaton programmed with the writings of Ayn Rand and MP for Christchurch, spoke for over an hour each.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014
Henry Teloh, Cap Times (Madison, WI)

I can only conclude that your editorial board and Paul Ryan support oligarchy. Even Ayn Rand didn’t confuse the wealthy with the virtuous.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014
John Del Signore, Gothamist

As any fraternity member with a copy of Atlas Shrugged in the glove compartment of his Lexus will tell you, this exclusivity is only fair. The Key Holders earned it! Yet now the sanctity of Gramercy Park is under attack by the prying eyes of the Internet.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014
Nick Morpus, Independent Journal Review

…power outages and issues within the last few years, most notably in July this year and September of 2013. Residents are taking notice of this increased frequency, with one person likening the city’s issues to Ayn Rand’s famous novel, Atlas Shrugged.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014
thedamnliberal, Daily Kos
Negative  

…what’s worse an openly right wing Ayn Rand Fascist running for mayor or a person that uses his democratic position to help right wingers like Ayn Rand privatize our public schools? Yes, I will vote for him if he is the only democrat or Progressive in his future campaigns but…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014
Nadine Kalinauskas, Daily Buzz
Positive  

Yassan now holds the Guinness World Record for “largest GPS drawing” — although some would argue the “Read Ayn Rand” drawing across the United States deserves that honour.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014