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Friday 01 August 2014
Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN)

…website galt.io. The site says this about “Going Galt”: “A phrase derived from the iconic Ayn Rand novel ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ In the book, the 'producers’ or 'men of the minds’ – as the famed author put it…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Thursday 31 July 2014
Andrew Kiraly, KNPR (NV)

…guys in ties who want an intoxicating taste of Ayn Rand boot camp…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Positive
Don Watkins, Voices for Reason (Ayn Rand Institute)

…immoral, and economically destructive — and as Yaron Brook and I argued in our earlier book, the conservative attempt to construct a small, limited welfare state is ultimately hopeless: once you grant the…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Positive
Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

…The third and final installment of “Atlas Shrugged,” the movie based on Ayn Rand’s monumental 1957 novel, will be in the nation’s theaters in just over a month. Harmon Kaslow, the film’s producer…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Ashley Feinberg, Gizmodo

…Atlasphere Tagline: Connecting admirers of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Highlights: This dating bio: You should contact me if you are a skinny woman. If your words are a meaningful progression of…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Negative
Mark Gongloff, Huffington Post

Argentina refused to pay these vulture funds, on account of their being vultures, but kept on paying its Moe-coiffed bondholders. Singer said this sort of behavior made the ghost of Ayn Rand cry – I’m paraphrasing – and he fought and fought and fought it in court.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Brian Phillips, Grantland

…world-building that double as retorts to The Fountainhead go, it’s less rich than Bioshock, but show me a movie from the 2010s that isn’t. And the simplicity of Snowpiercer — poor people at the back of the…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Bob Hasenohr, Watchdog Wire (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)

What’s needed, they write, is a moral defense of capitalism, which they lay out in Part 2 of the book. And they do so by using Ayn Rand’s ideas of the morality of self-interest to defend the profit motive and business success.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Mixed
Leah Libresco, Patheos

I prefer people who fight for positive freedom (the freedom to…) than negative freedom (the freedom from…). Like Lydia and Equality 7-2521, negative freedom fighters tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater, rejecting good constraints along with bad ones.

Shame and selflessness are more than words used to force the weak to submit to the strong. Even if Equality 7-2521 and Lydia both live in dystopias, worlds that force them to deny an essential part of themselves, they lose something even more important if they reject what is good in the world they’re leaving.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
moneycontrol.com (India)

…his ultra-loose monetary policy. A self-confessed Ayn Rand ideologue who was dubbed “the Maestro”, Greenspan allowed banks to increasingly take more risks, believing in the free market’s ability to self…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Mixed
Amanda Marcotte, Alternet

The mythology that conservatism is about promoting excellence and encouraging strivers is found throughout conservative media and literature, from the story of John Galt in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to Reagan’s description of America as a “shining city on a hill.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Press Release, IndiaGlitz

“It’s not about what it is…it is about what it could be,and what it should be” - Ayn Rand

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014