Randex

Tuesday 30 September 2014
InsuranceNewsNet.com

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. It is the necessary and noble pursuit of those who govern responsibly in a democracy…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Sep 2014
Tom Leonard, War on the Rocks
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…the likelihood of either chamber realigning jurisdiction is as great as that of Congress imposing term limits upon itself as it did to the presidency. Until then, DHS will continue to suffer from Congressional application of Ayn Rand’s objectivist philosophy that “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Sep 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

Congressman Steny Hoyer, the Democrats’ minority whip, recently blasted House Republicans for not being sufficiently “bipartisan,” Roll Call reports. More interesting than Hoyer’s specific complaints about Republicans is his criticism of Ayn Rand, whom he blames for the Republicans’ unwillingness to compromise…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Sep 2014
Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

We’ve got a treat for you today, Wonkers — a visit to the Wonderful World of Ayn Rand, via John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, in which the question must be asked: “Ayn Rand: How is she still a thing?”

Thrill to the philosophical brilliance of Objectivism, which can be boiled down to “a nice way of saying ‘being a selfish asshole.’” A philosophy exemplified in heroic novels where men are real men, and women look forward to being raped by them because they’re just So Alpha.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Sep 2014
Marjorie Haun, American Thinker

The power of Confucius Never Said comes from Raleigh’s binding of generations of family memory; the wisdom gained through experiencing the conditions of life prior to and during China’s Communist Era contrasted with with her own experiences as a free woman in America. Ayn Rand would be pleased with Raleigh’s approach to capitalist thought; a cautionary tale documenting the creeping tolerance of collectivism by an easily manipulated population.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Sep 2014
Crikey (Australia)

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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
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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