[A:] I play Dagny Taggart, Ayn Rand’s most famous heroine. She is the C.O.O. of Taggart Transcontinental, the railroad her family built. Dagny is a smart, decisive, strong-willed businesswoman. She knows her own mind and is secure in her moral and ethical beliefs, though they differ from the majority. In this film she meets and falls in love with John Galt, who is also very principled but whose philosophy makes him her enemy. They have to reconcile their differences before they can be together.
Curbed New York
Amusingly, The Nathaniel is named after Nathaniel Taggart, who is the grandfather of the protagonist of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged.” Nathaniel was an entrepreneuring businessman who, after being an aimless and penniless world traveler, created a railroad empire out of nothing but his inherent privilege.
Captiva Current (Sanibel, FL)
…held on the silver screen. I remember seeing “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and immediately wanted to be an architect when I grew up. Then I saw “Citizen Kane” and wanted to start a newspaper. When I saw “…
Not to mention the books I read because I thought they would prove I could be just as smart as Rory Gilmore. Sometimes they were worth it (Howl). Sometimes they just proved to be something to check off the list (The Fountainhead).
Brown Daily Herald (Brown U, Providence, RI)
In defense of capitalism, I recommend the writings of Ayn Rand (e.g., “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal”) and Milton and Rose Friedman (“Free to Choose”) as the antidote to Mr. Katzevich’s descent into madness. What he does not understand is that the keys to wealth generation and human progress are the rights to keep what you earn and to trade freely. Any less is theft, violence and social collapse.
The core defining assumption was that knowledge and skill flowed from top to bottom. Feedback was not important and too difficult to get. The leader was the leader because he was better, smarter, more gifted than all the others. We know that this is simply not true (unless you’re an Ayn Rand person. Or a creationist).
By the way, even though Craig Bergman said he was not seeking balance, he does provide some. Even though there is an overwhelmingly Christian perspective in the book he does quote an atheist – Ayn Rand
By getting in bed with a rapacious efficiency, a corporation that prides economy over artistry, profits over people, they are no better than Ayn Rand libertarians who decry sales taxes and then complain about how underfunded their local public schools are. There are several other analogies one could use, such as selling your land rights to a fracking company. You may get a mountain of cash, but your land is poisoned. Oh, well, let future generations deal with the cleanup.
…lots of times players discover things that are missed even in the most rigorous playtests for the exact same reason that people sometimes lock monkeys in rooms with word processors. Eventually one will put out Atlas Shrugged and try to prove why they should have more bananas than the others.
…Vanavond begint de driedaagse van The Fountainhead in deSingel, de nu al legendarische voorstelling van Toneelgroep Amsterdam, in een regie van Ivo van Hove. De voorstelling duurt 4 uur, inclusief…