Randex

Monday 13 October 2014
Banasree Purkayastha, Financial Express (India)

Right now, I am reading the Quran verse by verse and I am mesmerized, to say the least. I am also a fan of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. “It is possibly the most inspiring book I’ve read in my life and I would recommend it to anyone.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2014
Elizabeth Snyder, Kenosha News
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He also doesn’t rule out dressing up as Ayn Rand during the shows. Check YouTube for a video of Hodgman, speaking as Rand if she wrote columns for Parade magazine.)

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Oct 2014
Jaleh Mansoor, Artforum International

Ursula Mayer’s recent exhibition “Not a curse, nor a bargain, but a hymn” offered a précis of the dominant culture, melding literary “classics,” fashion editorials, the metapolitical propaganda of the liberal press, science-fiction mise-en-scène, soap operas, and high-end commercial display. This maelstrom of hypercapitalist spectacle referenced the ascendance of corporate feminism-we might call it “New Economy Feminism”-over the course of the economic restructuring that began three decades ago and continues unchecked. Drawn from the play Ideal by Ayn Rand (a key figure in this strand of feminism), the exhibition’s title was excised from a man’s idealizing description of an actress named Kay Gonda-the lead character of Rand’s story and a recurrent figure in this exhibition.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Oct 2014
Michele Andrews, Waynedale News (Fort Wayne, IN)
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Throughout academic history there have been divergents like John Holt, Raymond Moore, and Ayn Rand who did their best to let parents know that learning at home was a legitimate schooling experience for their children.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Oct 2014
Pratima Shantaveeresh, New Indian Express (Chennai)

While studying in Anna University, Chennai, Harshit decided to read Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and the impact the book had on him could not have been better than this.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Oct 2014
Stephen Goldstein, SaintPetersBlog

With unimaginable cultural condescension, Michael S. Berliner of the Ayn Rand Institute calls Columbus Day “A Time to Celebrate,” and attacks those who “view the arrival of … Columbus … as an occasion to be mourned.” He justifies Columbus’ land grab because “what is now the United States was sparsely inhabited, unused, and undeveloped.” For shame that they hadn’t developed shopping malls!

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Oct 2014
Georgette Huff, The Review

So I’m taking this class on “isms”: socialism, communism, mercantilism and a few others, including, of course, capitalism, which was last week’s headliner.

Ed, the instructor, opened the session with a quote from Ayn Rand

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Oct 2014
Jonathan Coppage, The American Conservative

The problem with rehabilitating Rand at this point in the course of human events isn’t that she was a militant atheist, a celebrant of narcissism, or any other of her manifestly evil qualities and positions. It’s that she doesn’t matter. Rand is an artifact of the industrial age, when Hank Rearden could smelt his steel with manly independence and grant himself delusions of standing apart from and above the world as a “maker.”

The economy of the 21st century looks increasingly likely to be an economy of service.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Oct 2014
Sunday 12 October 2014
Cato Institute

…Mr. Barney also serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, the LePort Schools and Business Education Research Associates (BERA). Peter…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Oct 2014
Adalia Woodbury, PoliticsUSA

It’s par for the course for people who subscribe to the Ayn Rand theory that they are entitled to government help, but anyone else in the same position is just a lazy taker.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Oct 2014
Emily Temple, Flavorwire

Ayn Rand.

“[T]he very best I’ve ever read, my favorite thing in all world literature (and that includes all the heavy classics) is a novelette called Calumet “K” by Merwin-Webster.” … Chelsea Handler. What are your favorite books of all time? “The Fountainhead

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Oct 2014
Mike D'Virgilio, The American Culture

It is widely agreed upon across the cultural spectrum that trying to send heavy-handed messages in movies or TV shows is not a good thing; the entertainment value of a work of art suffers when nuance is thrown out the window (think Atlas Shrugged). I don’t think the makers of Blue Bloods agree.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014