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Saturday 08 November 2014
Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

While mankind faces slow starvation, Big Government takes our taxes and teaches our kids that the Apollo moon landings were faked. Boo! Hiss! Thanks for nothing, Obama! Fortunately, NASA has gone underground as a noble brotherhood of aloof technocrats who dare to make Big Plans for the future in their remote secret bunker. Only they can save humanity with their heroic individualism and rugged pioneer spirit….. wait, does any of this sound familiar? Has Nolan been reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Nov 2014
DocMartin, Daily Kos

[Democrats] brandished their support for the positions of the NRA. They never mentioned the shredding by Republicans of the social contract in favor of the Hobbesian individualism of Ayn Rand. So why would Democratic voters turn out to elect these cowards?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Nov 2014
Calhoun Times (GA)

Of special note, “Night of January 16th” was originally performed in Rome in 1982 at the historic Floyd County Courthouse. Virginia M. McChesney directed the production and Sherry M. Childs played the role of Karen Andre. Ms. McChesney is directing this production and Childs will again be portraying Karen Andre. In an odd coincidence, Ted King portrayed “Guts” Regan in his high school senior play 50 years ago at Calhoun High School. He is playing the role for a second time in this production. And for one more coincidence, Calhoun High School teacher Michael Hillman is portraying defense attorney Stevens. His father portrayed the role of the judge in a Utica, N.Y., production of the play during the 1950s.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Nov 2014
Jewish Journal

“Cronyism,” a new rallying cry in all political quarters, is now being offered as a reason not only to restrict free speech but to impose “income equality” on the grounds that the rich obtain their wealth only through “gaming” the system. Is there any truth to the claims that our government is corrupt and cronyism rampant? The answer is yes, but not in the way that proponents of more government power claim. This talk will explore the true nature of government corruption and cronyism, how it manifests itself in various ways, its consequences, and what to do about it.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Nov 2014
Friday 07 November 2014
CSUF News (CA State U, Fullerton)

The European Studies Society and the Philosophy Club host a debate titled “Capitalism: A Moral Issue?” Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in Portola Pavilion A of the Titan Student Union. Don Watkins of the Ayn Rand Institute, a strong opponent of the welfare state, will square off against critical theorist Douglas Kellner, the George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014
Matt Paprocki, Blogcritics

Johnathan Irons doesn’t want soldiers controlled by instinct. His Wi-Fi regulated warriors are more profitable. Naming his capitalism utopia Atlas, partly after the ponderous anti-government Ayn Rand novel, Irons becomes a sniveling, vindictive opponent of regulatory bodies.
Advance Warfare thus turns into an opposing statement on selling war, seemingly without noticing Call of Duty’s own lucrativeness is doing the same thing. Whether an entertainment venue or private military contractor is irrelevant; they both exist to glamorize the unglamorous.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014
Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post
Neutral  

Although some have compared the philosophy behind the Church of Satan to a sort of Ayn Randian Libertarianism (there are certainly strong resonances between the two), the group avoids the association.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2014
Jeffrey St. Clair, Counterpunch

Johnson’s neo-fascist erections made him the favorite architect of Fed chairman Alan Greenspan, with whom he once debated the finer points of Martin Heidegger in the salon of Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2009
Andrew Levine, Counterpunch

…the undeniable truth continues to register: the robber barons were a heinous lot. Who but followers of Ayn Rand’s would disagree?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Nov 2009
Josh Hines, News-Tribute (Rome, GA)

Acts of Random Theater, a local group, is taking over the historic Floyd County Courthouse for their performance of “Night of January 16th”, an audience-interactive courtroom drama.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Nov 2014
David Lambert, Scholars and Rogues

…contrary to the Ayn Rand club, some things absolutely should not be privatized. For-profit prisons, which were created under Reagan and skyrocketed during the Clinton…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
Jed Lea-Henry, Epoch Times

Despite being one of a selection of member states that have consistently pursued a United Nations General Assembly binding resolution outlawing blasphemy (a non-binding resolution has already been passed), Pakistan is still a signatory to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights – Article 19 is explicit, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference”. Although criticism of her work has become fashionable, Ayn Rand is an effective populariser of the deontological ethical outlaysimplicit in such human rights standards, “Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)”.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Nov 2014