Randex

Tuesday 30 September 2014
Crikey (Australia)

[Reference in title only.]

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Max Abelson, Bloomberg

Cantor’s sit-down with JPMorgan CEO Dimon wasn’t his most important meeting with a banker. After the June 10 primary loss, he and his wife had brunch in Los Angeles with Moelis, 56, an adviser to casino billionaire Steve Wynn, a former head of investment banking at UBS AG and an Ayn Rand devotee who has read “Atlas Shrugged” at least four times. Moelis had contributed the maximum $5,200 to Cantor this election cycle.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Sep 2014
Red Alert Politics

For his latest “How Is This Still A Thing?” segment, John Oliver decided to go after objectivist philosopher and author Ayn Rand Sunday night.
Rand is in interesting company for this segment. Oliver has previously wondered how blackface and the Miss America pageant were “still things.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Monday 29 September 2014
Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)

For two decades, the Ayn Rand disciple shunned most forms of regulation and let Wall Street operate like it was the Wild West, literally ignoring fraud because he thought the market could overcome anything. The result was a global catastrophe…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Dan Arel, Patheos

The poster child for modern libertarianism is not what the right thinks she is, yes she is a proponent for selfishness, much like the Republican Party, but shewas also a pro-choice atheist who received government handouts. Not to mention a horrible racist…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Emma Dumain, Roll Call

“’Atlas Shrugged,’ the Ayn Rand novel that Paul Ryan often cites as inspiration for the ideology he and many other House Republicans share, says this about compromise, and I quote, ‘There are two sides to every issue; one is right, and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.’

“Compromise is not evil,” Hoyer said.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Jen Hayden, Daily Kos
Negative  

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight wants to know–how is Ayn Rand still a thing?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

In his book, he wrote about several libertarian writers he had turned to since high school: Ayn Rand (“one of the most influential critics of government intervention and champions of individual free will”), Hayek (“ ‘The Road to Serfdom’ is a must-read for any serious conservative”), and the Mises disciple Murray Rothbard (“a great influence on my thinking”). In my conversation with him, he shrugged them off.

Ayn Rand was just “one of many authors I like,” he said. “And it’s, like, ‘Oh, because I believe in Ayn Rand I must be an atheist, I must believe in everybody needs to be selfish all the time, and I must believe that Howard Roark is great and Ellsworth Toohey is evil,’ but she’s one of many authors I’ve read. I like Barbara Kingsolver, too.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Oct 2014
Pete Kasperowicz, TheBlaze

…on Monday accused Republicans of following author Ayn Rand’s advice that “compromise is always evil,” and warned that letting Republicans take over Congress would only lead to more gridlock and…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Maya Rao, The Atlantic Monthly
Positive  

I stayed with an oilman whom I’d met through a buddy in uptown Minneapolis. He’d hardly been east of the Mississippi, though he was well-acquainted with the inside of a jailhouse, a frat house, and a tattoo parlor. Now he worked as a floor hand on a workover rig by day and read Ayn Rand by night.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Daily News (Palm Beach, FL)

…grossing films. Sequels include ABCs of Death 2, Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?, Dolphin Tale 2, Dumb and Dumber To, Horrible Bosses 2, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Night at the Museum: Secret of the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Jay Hathaway, Gawker

In the latest installment of Last Week Tonight’s “How Is This Still a Thing?” John Oliver investigates the ongoing popularity of pernicious pseudo-philosopher Ayn Rand, whose works have experienced a resurgence among non-high-schoolers—especially CEOs …

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014