Randex

Wednesday 10 December 2014
Bluefield State College (WV)

Forlines also cited the values espoused by the John Allison, former chair/CEO of BB&T Corporation, and the lessons embodied in the book “Atlas Shrugged,” by Ayn Rand, for the career and personal guidance they provided in his life.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Vivek A. Banerjee, Harvard Crimson
Negative  

You can’t love your country because that leads to jingoism and colonialism, and because that kind of love has killed a lot of people. You can’t love your duties and your abilities, because that forgets the past, Ron Swanson is a fictional character, Ayn Rand is a gorgon, and because that kind of love is killing a lot of people. What you can love is the good lie.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Bend Bulletin

Nathaniel Branden, 84: Writer Ayn Rand’s former devotee, lover and intellectual heir, who, after a bitter schism, moved to Los Angeles and became a bestselling author on self-esteem. He died Dec. 3 at his home in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness, said James Peron, a close friend.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Jeremy Estes, PopMatters

One Vagabond Prince tale, featuring a Tennyson quoting superhero wearing what amounts to marching band attire, is basically a condensed comic book version of Atlas Shrugged, except here the well-to-do set out to poison the poor rather than keep their magic metal to themselves.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
James McNair, WFPL

…drawing in part from the philosophy of novelist Ayn Rand. The course is now called Capitalism and Economic Freedom. Students in the class receive a free copy of Rand’s book “Atlas Shrugged.” The BB&T…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Mark Carlson, The Herald (Everett, WA)

“Ideal,” a novel about a Garbo-like actress, written by Ayn Rand in the 1930s but never published, will finally be released in July.

Rand, the author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead,” was said to be dissatisfied with the novel; perhaps it just needed a 70-page speech about the evils of government interference in the affairs of successful businesses. … Somehow, The Buzz doubts the new Ayn Rand novel will include a 70-page speech about the evils of employer interference in the lives of $13-per-hour warehouse workers.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Tuesday 09 December 2014
Economic Times (India)

Favourites: Books: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. She made objectivism sound morally correct. Music: Anything Johnny Cash has ever made. Quote: “I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognises the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows.” It’s kind of self-explanatory.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Rebecca Pahle, The Mary Sue
Negative  

…Sokka’s put on some Eau De Ayn Rand Objectivism—these people have to look out for themselves, if the Painted Lady went away they’d be completely helpless, yada yada.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Jan 1970
Dave Sauers, AgWeb

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban has posted comments on Twitter saying the government push for net neutrality “is straight out of Ayn Rand”. Cuban further states that if Rand were alive today, she wouldn’t write about steel or railroads but about net neutrality. Government control over anything has never bettered the lives of those it affects.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Gerald Anderson, Lakeland Times (Minocqua, WI)

In my day, we read Ayn Rand and voted for Barry Goldwater because we thought maximum freedom was the be-all and end-all, without any responsibility for others. Sooner or later, we had to learn how interdependent we all are and to see our responsibility for something greater than ourselves. Our interdependence is most evident in economic terms.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Stephan Richter, The Hindu (India)
Negative  

The most breathtaking element of the Uber standard operating formula is to argue, as the company’s top executives regularly do, that no laws apply to the company. Why? Because, get this, the sharing economy wasn’t invented yet when the relevant laws and regulations for taxicabs were written. Ayn Rand, the godmother of all libertarians in America, must feel like resurrecting herself in excitement.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Dec 2014
Matt Schudel, Washington Post

Nathaniel Branden, who became a chief disciple and lover of the writer and libertarian lodestar Ayn Rand until a turbulent falling out led to his new career as a best-selling writer of books on self-esteem, died Dec. 3 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 09 Dec 2014