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Friday 01 August 2014
Arthur Chu, Daily Beast

…just be doing Onion-esque satire. But much like Ayn Rand’s Objectivism was a weird college cult among reactionary anti-hippies in the 1960s only to end up dictating the policy of the Federal Reserve,…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Negative
Mary Barker, Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City)

The blind spot of today’s conservatives, then, is the partial application of traditional wisdom. While it’s clear to them that unrestrained governmental power becomes corrupt and tyrannical, they fail to see that the same is true of concentrated social power. This blindness has been compounded by decidedly un-conservative elements that have entered the movement. Greenspan, for example, was a devotee of Ayn Rand, and it’s hard to imagine a figure further from the thought of Edmund Burke.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Zachary Fagenson, New Times - Short Order (Miami)

…MiMo gastropub Loba proudly displayed a copy of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead alongside cubes of watermelon compressed with sweet tea and topped with candied lime peel, sliced radish, and tomatillo. The…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Wayne Halverson, Aitkin Independent Age - Wayne Halverson

…The Republican political ideology is based on Ayn Rand, who thought that religion was STUPID, and those that followed the bible were idiots. I find that Republicans like to use a few hand picked…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Neutral
John Harwood, New York Times - The Caucus

There’s a lot of doomsday rhetoric early in the Obama administration from Republicans. We are going to be Greece, the President’s proposals are out of control, you said at one point, we’re living in an Ayn Rand novel and that the policies were an attack on the moral foundations of capitalism.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Chad Nance, Camel City Dispatch (Winston Salem, NC)

…statements do sound as clueless at Mitt Romney, Ayn Rand, or the guy that runs Abercrombie & Fitch saying he only makes clothes for skinny people. The truth is, though, that Ameen “Mooney” David is not…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
All Access Music Group

…this year, named after the hero of AYN RAND’s “Atlas Shrugged,” and posted on his Twitter feed, “Today I left the radio biz for something better,” with a link to that site and the hashtag #GoingGalt. At WTCN…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter III At the end of his workday, Rearden is looking down on the factory floor, musing on Dagny’s story of Ken Danagger’s…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Lucy Steigerwald, Antiwar.com

…victims at all Neocons and the worst kind of objectivists do this most often. It’s similar to the idea that the other country or group shoulders all the moral responsibility for dead civilians, but it…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN)

…website galt.io. The site says this about “Going Galt”: “A phrase derived from the iconic Ayn Rand novel ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ In the book, the 'producers’ or 'men of the minds’ – as the famed author put it…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Thursday 31 July 2014
Andrew Kiraly, KNPR (NV)

…guys in ties who want an intoxicating taste of Ayn Rand boot camp…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Positive
Don Watkins, Voices for Reason (Ayn Rand Institute)

…immoral, and economically destructive — and as Yaron Brook and I argued in our earlier book, the conservative attempt to construct a small, limited welfare state is ultimately hopeless: once you grant the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014