Randex

Thursday 04 September 2014
Tom Wurtz, Nolan Chart

…comrade Lenin’s vision a reality. I recently read Ayn Rand’s 1937 book, Anthem. Rand was the famous libertarian author of Atlas Shrugged (1957) and Fountainhead (1943). Anthem is a short book (80 pages…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Sandile Memela, Mail & Guardian - Thought Leader (Johannesburg)

…do we believe that in the New South Africa the right to speak your mind is more important than the right of the African majority to jobs, houses, clinics, health, security and comfort and a decent life with dignity? We are not living in a novel by a libertarian like Ayn Rand here. No, we are living in a real and present danger of a country that can go up in flames because of economic inequality, dispossession and land loss, prejudice and discrimination.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Walter Hudson, PJ Media

PJTV contributors Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle proceed under the same handicap when they criticize Rand in their most recent episode of Klavan and Whittle, embedded above. It’s tough to blame them for a clumsy handling of her ideas, because I’ve been there. Indeed, it’s fair to expect that the vast majority of people stand largely unequipped to handle Rand’s philosophy. It is so radically different from anything else before or since, and has yet to be widely taught and understood.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
C.G. Green, News & Review (Reno)

…you might be a statist! You also might be Ayn Rand, who accepted Medicare and Social Security benefits from 1976 to 1982. She pilfered a little bit each week from my MGM Grand paycheck, from that…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
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Adam Weinstein, Context Florida

…of course, there’s the “free enterprise distinguished lecture series,” bankrolled by the CEO of BB&T Bank, who not only gives one of the lectures himself, but funds an FSU program that requires enrollees to read his favorite book – “Atlas Shrugged,” Ayn Rand’s libertarian manifesto.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Wednesday 03 September 2014
Dan Gibson, Tucson Weekly - Cinema Showdown

…week’s opening of the third installment of the “Atlas Shrugged” film series no one seems to want to continue, but to each their own…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Frank Borgelt, Grand Rapids Press (MI)
Paul Ryan  

Ryan’s plans would tear the safety net wide open. Millions of people would fall deeper into poverty. The pope has already attacked his plans as being immoral. When Ayn Rand is your guide on economics, what do you think would happen?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Jim Galloway, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hunt the gubernatorial candidate is a Libertarian with soft edges, not an Ayn Rand absolutist. “I’m really spreading the scope of people willing to call themselves libertarian. I’m a very religious, Christian guy,” Hunt said…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014
Mike Lux, Huffington Post

…it is an ugly, dystopian place. It is a world of Ayn Rand-style paranoid fantasies, where the good guys are swash-buckling wealthy industrialists and the bad guys are the collectivists (both Rand’s and…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014
Amber Taufen, Denver Westword

…Group’s Mike Elliott. Surprisingly, a reference to Atlas Shrugged didn’t come up during this portion of the meeting. That had taken place earlier in the session, when the MED agenda circled around to a proposed rule involving the maximum number of plants allowed…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014
Herbert Calhoun, OpEdNews

…the Republican’s specious non-issues such as their orgy of “Ayn Rand Objectivism,” re-packaged as “privatization,” have been allowed to take over the national agenda, sprint unmolested across mid-field, without even a feeble whimper from the Democrats?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014
Craig D. Lindsey, Independent Weekly (Durham, NC)

…and occasionally wearing a dress in the style Ayn Rand would’ve worn in about 1980.“ This article appeared in print with the headline "Comedy of errors…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014