New York Magazine - Vulture
…a quote by Ayn Rand comes to mind every time I see it: “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
Snider, meanwhile, was a founding contributor of the Ayn Rand Institute, established in the 1980s. The stated goals of the institute are to “spearhead a cultural renaissance that will reverse the anti-reason, anti-individualism, anti-freedom, anti-capitalist trends in today’s culture.” Headquartered in Irvine, California, the institute holds classes and offers internships and fellowships, much like many of Koch’s efforts.
Other recent grantees of the Snider Foundation include the Atlas Foundation (Ayn Rand again), the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), which has received around $100,000 annually over recent years. Located in Los Angeles, DHFC is “dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.”
Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)
…The game has many themes, but those of objectivism dominate as characters explore the remains of this once great city…
Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. … is Uber’s much-criticized “bro culture” just part of the package, a reason even, for its meteoric rise and ability to go after smaller rivals and the taxi establishment? Or is it a liability for the company, its Ayn Rand-loving CEO and its backers?
National Review Online
My mother was, in her modest way, an Ayn Rand villain, someone who lived by the moral principle that John Galt mockingly summarized: “It is your need that gives you a claim to rewards.” She believed that being poor gave one a warrant to exploit any situation to one’s own material benefit.
In video interviews recorded before the competition, the groups were asked about Rembacher, the competition’s namesake. One claimed that Rembacher was Salieri’s hamster and also, somehow, simultaneously, Ayn Rand. Another said she was an elderly cat lady living in Shadyside.
Rembacher is not an actual person or thing; it’s “chamber” scrambled, with an “-er” added for good measure.