Randex

Saturday 27 September 2014
G. Scott Deshefy, Norwich Bulletin (CT)
Negative  

That paradox of worsening inequality and market crisis must dumbfound Libertarians who live in Ayn Rand-Milton Friedman fairylands, where the irresponsible market behaviors of a few shouldn’t influence the rest of us.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Sep 2014
Friday 26 September 2014
Rebecca Pahle, The Mary Sue

The Boxtrolls got in on the social commentary action as well. It’s big into self-determination, but not in a gross Ayn Rand way. Instead, the movie teaches that you have the power to determine what sort of person you are.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
David S. Cohen, Yahoo! Sports

Unlike one old-time Phillies player - who, when asked on a survey to name his favorite book, replied: “I’ve never read a book” - Rolen is on a mission to read the world’s greatest literature. He has spent months plowing through Ayn Rand’s 1,200-page Atlas Shrugged.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
David Hare, The Guardian (London)

The political class of SW1, its nose still stuck in the un-British ramblings of Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman, has lost all touch with the needs and interests of the people it affects to serve.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
Ann Imperatore, The Real Deal
  1. Building Stories: Fountainhead (1949). Based on the book by Ayn Rand of the same name, the whole film centers around an architect named Howard Roark, played by Gary Cooper, who is ambitious but wants to be sure he isn’t forced to sell out on his design aesthetic.
Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
Emma Roller, National Journal
Rand Paul  

At his speech to the conservative Values Voter Summit on Friday, Sen. Rand Paul made a somewhat obscure literary reference. And no, it wasn’t Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

…Rand has one standard of morality for her protagonists and a different one for everyone else. If you love capitalism enough, your desires reign supreme and you’re entitled to do anything you want to have your own way. If you don’t, your desires are irrelevant and any attempt to get your own way is just further proof of your irredeemable evil.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
Ted Hinnenkamp, Albert Lea Tribune (Albert Lea, MN)

The Republican Party is not the party of conservatism. It is the party of the Koch brothers, the Ayn Rand philosophers of small government ideology, the takers of the Grover Norquist pledge not to raise taxes no matter what…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
ITAR-TASS

Photographer Rocco Laspata captures her in an environment inspired by the film “The Fountainhead”, interpreted with vibrant jewel tones replete with cubist elements and upholstered walls in a kaleidoscope of dazzling color…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
Jeff Quinton, LifeNews.com
Atheism  

All libertarians of all stripes – and in this I include Objectivists, though they might, well, object – should oppose abortion. Anyone who advocates any kind of government, no matter how minimal, should support making abortion a criminal act.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Thursday 25 September 2014
Dean, Idaho Democratic Party

The Liberty Caucus candidates’ beliefs were born of a simpler time, like something out of a black-and-white television show – one that was based in the 12th Century. Leechcraft and Ayn Rand quotes aside, the Liberty Caucus took a beating in the primary. It made the Denver Broncos’ performance in the Super Bowl look praiseworthy.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Sep 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