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Thursday 25 September 2014
Anne Mancuso, New York Times

Skyscrapers of ‘The Fountainhead’ (Saturday) Led by In Depth Walking Tours, this walk visits architectural sites associated with the Ayn Rand novel.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
John Herrman, The Awl

…would the impatient and proudly Randian Travis Kalanick be, in this fictional universe, seduced by Heilein’s Functionalism? I think maybe!

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Hallie Golden, Washingtonian

If DC’s mayoral race has been a bit drab so far, don’t blame Bruce Majors. The Libertarian candidate for mayor brings humor and an enthusiasm for libertarianism—which began with his introduction to the writings of Ayn Rand when he was in ninth grade—to the race.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Chris Sims, ComicsAlliance

If, for whatever reason, you haven’t been reading the second act of Copra, where Fiffe turns his attention to spotlighting individual members of the team, then you’re missing out on some of the most amazing comics of the year — and the latest issue, where Fiffe drops a treatise on and rejection of Randian Objectivisim in the form of a story about a superhero sent to an interdimensional prison, is the best of the bunch by far.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Keith K C Hui, Eurasia Review

Ayn Rand’s objectivism which emphasizes almost unrestricted individual rights and liberty pushed individualism beyond limits, amplifying and accelerating the expansion of egoism. The outcomes, unfortunately, were Wall Street wolves, Asian financial crisis 1997, subprime mortgage crisis 2008, rising 1%-vs-99% wealth gap and European PIIGS government debt turmoil.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

…I discovered philosophy and read Ayn Rand—which gave me the sense that there was another way to find rational answers to the big questions about life, the universe, and everything…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Ondina Montgomery, The NextWomen Business Magazine

In The Fountainhead by Ayn Rands the protagonist Howard Roark’s speech sums up the trials facing entrepreneurs.

Nothing is given to man on earth. Everything he needs has to be produced. And here man faces his basic alternative: he can survive in only one of two ways—by the independent work of his own mind or as a parasite fed by the minds of others.

These seem like harsh words but consider that Rand resonates, to a greater or lesser degree, for many in the Silicon Valley tech startup world who have read Atlas Shrugged and gone on to create some of the worlds largest corporations.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Cees Schenk, MT Management Team

…eigenzinnigheid draagt wel bij aan resultaten. Howard Roark is een voorbeeld van iemand die heel sterk zijn eigen lijn volgt. Hij is een individualist, met zelfs wat egocentrische trekjes. Voor de architect…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Michael Bindner, The Examiner

I suspect that certain anti-government bishops on the right hate to think of him as a right winger - and the Ayn Rand Libertarians would blanch at anything he says or does. He and Bishop Cupich both recently had marriage equality measures in their…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Sheila Shayon, Brandchannel

Whether marketers will welcome Atlas as the archetypal Titan who held up the celestial spheres—or respond in keeping with the title of Ayn Rand’s iconic novel—remains to be seen.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014
Sean Cockerham, Sacramento Bee
Rand Paul  

Salter suggested that Paul is an immature fringe figure, an example of “conspiracy fetishists” in politics.

“All of this raises obvious questions about the sincerity of Paul’s recent efforts to moderate the paranoid radicalism that so delights 9/11 deniers and Ayn Rand fanboys who are the foot soldiers of the would-be Ron and Rand Paul revolution, but will cause most voters quite sensibly to reject him,” Salter wrote.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014
Richard Eskow, Campaign for America’s Future

In Rand’s novel the great, throbbing “motor of the world” (it’s made of executives, remember?) retreats to an Atlantis-like idyll known as “Galt’s Gulch.” Without their ingenuity and drive the nation descends into chaos, leading many long pages later to their triumphant return and anointment as leaders of a new libertarian order.

Which gets us to the fraud charges now swirling around a venture called “Galt’s Gulch of Chile.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014