Randex

Thursday 31 July 2014
Positive
Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

…The third and final installment of “Atlas Shrugged,” the movie based on Ayn Rand’s monumental 1957 novel, will be in the nation’s theaters in just over a month. Harmon Kaslow, the film’s producer…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Ashley Feinberg, Gizmodo

…Atlasphere Tagline: Connecting admirers of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Highlights: This dating bio: You should contact me if you are a skinny woman. If your words are a meaningful progression of…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Negative
Mark Gongloff, Huffington Post

Argentina refused to pay these vulture funds, on account of their being vultures, but kept on paying its Moe-coiffed bondholders. Singer said this sort of behavior made the ghost of Ayn Rand cry – I’m paraphrasing – and he fought and fought and fought it in court.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Brian Phillips, Grantland

…world-building that double as retorts to The Fountainhead go, it’s less rich than Bioshock, but show me a movie from the 2010s that isn’t. And the simplicity of Snowpiercer — poor people at the back of the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Bob Hasenohr, Watchdog Wire (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)

What’s needed, they write, is a moral defense of capitalism, which they lay out in Part 2 of the book. And they do so by using Ayn Rand’s ideas of the morality of self-interest to defend the profit motive and business success.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Mixed
Leah Libresco, Patheos

I prefer people who fight for positive freedom (the freedom to…) than negative freedom (the freedom from…). Like Lydia and Equality 7-2521, negative freedom fighters tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater, rejecting good constraints along with bad ones.

Shame and selflessness are more than words used to force the weak to submit to the strong. Even if Equality 7-2521 and Lydia both live in dystopias, worlds that force them to deny an essential part of themselves, they lose something even more important if they reject what is good in the world they’re leaving.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
moneycontrol.com (India)

…his ultra-loose monetary policy. A self-confessed Ayn Rand ideologue who was dubbed “the Maestro”, Greenspan allowed banks to increasingly take more risks, believing in the free market’s ability to self…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Mixed
Amanda Marcotte, Alternet

The mythology that conservatism is about promoting excellence and encouraging strivers is found throughout conservative media and literature, from the story of John Galt in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to Reagan’s description of America as a “shining city on a hill.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Press Release, IndiaGlitz

“It’s not about what it is…it is about what it could be,and what it should be” - Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Negative
Steve Ahlquist, RI Future
Negative  

…venal economic wishes of a group of small minded Objectivists more concerned with fostering human greed than human compassion? Happily, those that would deny food and shelter to refugee children are far…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Neutral
Guy Duplat, La Libre

…Joseph pour y raconter le roman très discuté d’Ayn Rand : « The Fountainhead » (« La source vive »). Ou comment la liberté de l’artiste doit primer sur toute idée de société de masse et d’altruisme….

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Jul 2014
Negative
Dan Sanchez, Antiwar.com
Negative  

…as Murray Rothbard indicated in his critique of Ayn Rand’s support of the “civilized men” of Israel against the Palestinian “savages”. In 1973, he wrote in The Libertarian Forum: “Perhaps the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014