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Wednesday 24 September 2014
Christopher Curley, The Onion A.V. Club

The creators are also quick to note that their formulations do not take reading difficulty into account, which explains the inclusion of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged on the list, a book notable for being impossible to get through in any amount of time.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014
Christine Howey, Cleveland Scene Weekly
Paul Ryan  

As Ben, Cameron Folmar is a walking id, strutting and preening as he tries to snuffle out any monetary advantage he can find. Early in the negotiations with the cotton mill magnate, Ben promises he can lower mill workers’ wages from $8 per week to $3. It’s an Ayn Rand wet dream that Congressman Paul Ryan would adore.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014
John Rember, Boise Weekly

A million dollars has a life and a momentum of its own, just like meth has a life and momentum of its own. In money’s case, that momentum is toward stress-filled lives short on intimacy, compassion and authenticity–and long on Ayn Rand politics and shopping. Ten million dollars allows for less intimacy, less compassion and less authenticity than a million. More Ayn Rand and more shopping, though.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014
Jim Cotter, WRTI

A local singer with a growing stature, Jessica’s next major project is the title role in a new opera about the sex life of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, composed by Melissa Dunphy.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014
Nick Gillespie, Daily Beast

Despite copping to various libertarianish leanings over the years—Stone has supported the Reason Foundation, which publishes the website I edit—they are never slow to slay sacred beasts. “At first I was happy to be learning to read,” explains the hapless adult illiterate Office Barbrady in an early episode. “It seemed exciting and magical, but then I read this: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read every last word of its garbage, and because of this piece of shit, I’m never reading again.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Sep 2014
Patrick Dunlap, San Jose Mercury News

In 1991, a Library of Congress poll found “Atlas Shrugged” second only to the Bible as the most influential book ever written. In it Ayn Rand described the consequences if politicians continue to enshrine the “collective good” over individual freedom. The left has tried to bury it, but now a movie trilogy – a CliffsNotes version – is out, with the final chapter in theaters now, but only three in our area.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2014

Si los tiempos de respuesta empresarial, en ausencia de intromisión política, suelen ser razonables y eficaces ya que no en vano se juegan su propio dinero, es legendaria la parsimonia y tradicional dilación de los legisladores y reguladores de cualquier cosa que se les ponga a tiro. Recuerden si no la atinada queja de Ayn Rand sobre los que tienen el poder político, pero no producen nada ni arriesgan su patrimonio.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2014
Kevin Corvo, This Week

Three Hilliard students recently were named finalists in an essay contest for the Ayn Rand Institute. Fardowsa Gaileh, a junior at Bradley High School; Megan Terrell, a junior at Darby High School; and Chloe Vyzral, a sophomore at Darby High School…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2014
Tuesday 23 September 2014
rgantibully, Daily Kos

While Paul Ryan, a Tea Party leader reportedly regards Ayn Rand as “the reason I got into public service”, it has become increasingly apparent to me that Ryan was not referring to Rand’s defense of individual rights nor to the role of government in protecting those rights. He was evidently referring to her valuing of capitalism, in particular laissez-faire capitalism, i.e., a system in which the owners of industry and business dictate the rules of competition, the conditions of labor, the cost and safety of products and services, the negative effects of their activities on the environment and on public health, etc. as they please, without government regulation or control.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2014
Jennifer Roback Morse, Christian Post

I went to see Atlas Shrugged Part III the night it opened. The evening led me to reflect on what had attracted me to Ayn Rand as a twenty-something graduate student in economics.

And let it be said: I was very attracted to her ideas. I appreciated how she dramatized the evils of a centrally planned economy. I was persuaded by her depiction of the fast descent of economic control into a totalitarian state.

Most of all, I loved how she said it was ok to be selfish.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2014
Priscilla, NewsHounds

…the frequent presence, on Fox Business and Neil Cavuto’s show, of the Ayn Rand defending, anti-union, anti-safety net Fr. Robert Sirico, shows that Fox is also very close to extreme free market advocates who are very close to the Koch brothers…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Sep 2014
Yves Smith, Truthout

Now mind you, these producers aren’t the Ayn Randian rugged individualists that they often envision themselves to be. Their success depends on institutional infrastructure: concentrated capital and information flows, access to cheap leverage, risk control systems, a back office, etc. Quite a few successful Goldman traders have flopped when trying to launch their own hedge fund.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Sep 2014