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Friday 03 October 2014
Gena Rinckey, Watchdog Wire (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)

The John Galt Dress is made of the highest quality snow white satin, which is this year’s “trend-setting” color and fabric. The dress features a daring plunging neckline signifying that the bride is an entrepreneurial “risk taker.” It flows with a “train” that captures the spirit of capitalism that comes with the corporate image of Taggert Transcontinental Railroad. The back is modestly open, showing the transparency of the bride as she enters into a lifetime of being faithful to one man.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Oct 2014
The Express Tribune

Actor Fahad Mirza. It’s a tough call to choose one book to name as my favourite. However, if I do have to choose I would pick Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. The story is about two parallel worlds, the protagonists in the story become architects despite the differences in their backgrounds. One hails from an ordinary family and is a self-made man while the other has been privileged and is born in a wealthy family. It teaches one to strive hard in ones journey, believe in what they do and ignore any criticism they might hear.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Oct 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

…heroes, like Francisco d’Anconia, Rearden and John Galt, have an inborn genius that owes nothing to formal education. Why was Ayn Rand so down on higher education? I can think of several answers. One could simply be that this is a Take That against the institutions of higher education that never took her seriously as a philosopher and denied her the recognition she craved.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Oct 2014
Thursday 02 October 2014
Broadway World

Since 1984, van Hove has been part of the artistic management of the department of dramatic art at Hogeschool Antwerpen.

His current works on stage include The Fountainhead, Na de repetitie/Persona (After the rehearsal/Persona) by Ingmar Bergman…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
Neutral  

…bubbly Ilona Royce Smithkin, 91, is a painter whose work once graced Ayn Rand book covers.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Huffington Post

…Paul is terrified by the Ebola crisis, but his Randian solution of having people cure themselves through hard work and ingenuity should do the trick. And more than 3,000 people — over ten percent of the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Jessica Roy, New York Magazine

Former Oracle CEO and descendant of Poseidon the Greek god of the sea Larry Ellison will host a $1,500-per-person National Republican Senatorial Committee fund-raiser in his sweeping California mansion. The event will feature Rand Paul, the first-ever Ayn Rand fever dream to serve as senator.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Zoltan Istvan, Huffington Post

I tend to agree with Howard Roark in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead when he says, “What can be done with one substance must never be done with another. No two materials are alike.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Rachel Mendleson, Toronto Star

A charismatic ideologue with a trimmed salt-and-pepper beard, Jon Caldara runs the Denver-based Independence Institute, an unabashed free-market think-tank that purports to be “Freedom’s front line” and hosts an annual Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Party, which is exactly what it sounds like.

The shelves in Caldara’s stately corner office display an Ann Coulter action figure (still in the box) and a sheet of postage stamps featuring the face of libertarian inspiration Ayn Rand.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Paul Krugman, New York Times - The Conscience of a Liberal
Negative  

2011 was also the year when Paul Ryan warned Ben Bernanke that he was “debasing” the dollar, arguing that rising commodity prices were the harbinger of runaway inflation; the Bank for International Settlements made a similar argument, albeit with less Ayn Rand. They were completely wrong, but Ryan is still the intellectual leader of the GOP and the BIS is still treated as a fount of wisdom.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Heather Wilhelm, RealClearPolitics
Negative  

Don’t believe me? Read the book. Well, actually, don’t read the book. It’s awful, and it has worse sex scenes than an Ayn Rand novel, which I honestly did not think was possible. It also contains a full chapter, and I am not kidding, devoted to Ms. Dunham’s weight-loss…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
Erica Wagner, New Statesman

Towards the end of our talk we come back to the importance of kindness. “It’s massively underrated,” he says. “And the good things that happen in the world only happen because of it. There are the invisible volunteers; and if you have a foot in the special-needs world, my God, the people you meet.

“This is how the world keeps spinning. It’s not Ayn Rand’s Atlas, it’s not the oligarchs, it’s the utterly obscure, kind people. That’s how we all get through the night.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Oct 2014