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Thursday 04 September 2014
Emma Jacobs, Financial Times (London)

The dating marketplace is crowded. Online dating, once stigmatised, is now mainstream. Eharmony, founded in 2000, today competes with niche sites catering for users from vegetarians to Ayn Rand fans, as well as social media and apps such as Tinder.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
David Ferraro, Global Economic Intersection

Somewhere in Hell, Ayn Rand is smiling. How deeply comforting it must have been to receive this brochure in 2005 and read these words cosseting the “rich and educated” who would be reaping their just rewards as a result of the system in which they were savvy enough to invest. Christopaths like Joel Osteen call this sort of thing a “blessing.” Others call it a reason to put heads on pikes.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Gerald Beller, Charleston Gazette (WV)

The old reliance on an Ayn Rand mythos where corporate CEOs are treated as lords of the universe and the Carter/Clinton/Bush faith that deregulation can let loose the “magic of the marketplace” would have to come to an end if any meaningful human progress remains for us.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014
Nivedita Mishra, Hindustan Times

…An eternal favourite. 5 Fountain HeadWriter: Ayn RandGenre: Fiction (Philosophical novel)Publisher: Bobbs MerrillPublished: 1943 An epic tale of clash between individualism and collectivism…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Don Watkins, Voices for Reason (Ayn Rand Institute)

In a recent video for PJTV, Bill Whittle and Andrew Klavan answer a question from a viewer: “Why is Ayn Rand nonsense?” To their credit, they largely reject the premise of the question, and while they are very critical of Rand (and annoyingly snarky about it), their criticisms are on the whole thoughtful if tremendously confused.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Michael A. Smith, Leavenworth Times (KS)

Libertarianism is more or less the ideology of Representative Ron Paul, R-Texas, and Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky. One of its most famous proponents was “Atlas Shrugged” and “Fountainhead” author Ayn Rand, a perennial favorite of alienated high school students.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Chris Haire, City Paper (Charelston, SC)

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen copies of Atlas Shrugged. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug-collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
The Examiner

It’s been a busy year for Laura Regan. The amazingly talented actress, whose previous roles included a recurring part on the award-winning series “Mad Men" as well as guest appearances on the shows “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Bones”, is now taking on an even greater challenge in “Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?”.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Salt Lake Tribune

…year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sept. 12 Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? » Conservatives will cheer the final chapter in the trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s novel. Believe » A once-legendary English…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Gabriel Arana, Salon

…that could only have come from way out in Ayn Rand land, he argues that the city shouldn’t bother expanding its educational efforts because a quarter of New York City students score below grade…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Atheism  

PJTV member JordiC asks ‘Why is Ayn Rand nonsense?’ Is atheism’s moral absolutist a utopian spouting something worse than nonsense — Bastiat with boloney?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Sean P. Means, Salt Lake Tribune

…this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sept. 12 Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? » Conservatives will cheer the final chapter in the trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s novel.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014