Randex

Friday 08 August 2014
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Online
Rand Paul  

…are directed toward the question of consistency: Ayn Rand believed that a fetus had no moral stature, but Ron Paul is deeply pro-life, as is his son. Mollie Hemingway has different views on marriage…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Steve Rosenbush, Wall Street Journal - CIO Journal

Businessweek leads the backlash against the Silicon Valley backlash, pointing out that there’s more to the scene than so-called brogrammers and Ayn Rand-quoting project managers.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Thursday 07 August 2014
Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC)

…in the index to Ryan’s hero, libertarian writer Ayn Rand, a vehement critic of altruism in all its forms. Meanwhile, Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream was…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Bob Heritsch, Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)

…Johnson openly expresses admiration for Ayn Rand, whose philosophy is that government is inherently corrupt and, unless one is a business owner or employed by one (a maker), one probably is…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Serene Dominic, Arizona Republic (Phoenix)

…In fact this could almost be Rush if a radical Ayn Rand lyrical adjustment and some Witchiepoo vocals were somehow involved.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Zosia Bielski, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Q: You argue that empathy doesn’t exist at brunch, that otherwise liberal-minded people become “monstrous amalgams of Ayn Rand and Margaret Thatcher.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Tom Hawking, Flavorwire

…Ajita Kesakambalin, a sort of subcontinental proto-Ayn Rand who was also a contemporary of the Buddha — the idea was called natthikavāda, and the Buddha went out of his way to reject it.) I’ve not read…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
J. Hoberman, New York Times

…the F.B.I.’s initial assumption. The bureau not only burglarized the offices of the Los Angeles Communist Party, during World War II and afterward, but also received reports from confidential informants (Ayn Rand apparently among them) who monitored movies for possible propaganda.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Julius Purcell, Gulf News (Dubai)

…from the world around him; rather, like some Ayn Rand individualist hero, he picks the world up and erects it as a monument of meaning to his own son. If this all…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Times

“It sounds so geeky, but the question is sort of, ‘What is the self anyway?’ Is there a history of the way we conceive of the self?” He realized the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernism and the Cold War — with its rugged individualist heroes from Ayn Rand’s protagonists to the Marlboro Man — had led Westerners to overemphasize the lone genius.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Richard D Wolff, Truthout

…They had cultivated cheering ideologues from Ayn Rand enthusiasts to Wall Street Journal editorial writers and readers to the neoclassical economics establishment that excluded all other approaches…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
RealClearPolitics

…It used to be whatever would please 15-year-old Ayn Rand readers was his position. Now it’s whatever will please basically the mainstream media is his new position. But I wish he’d just, you know…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Aug 2014