Randex

Thursday 31 July 2014
Negative
Steve Ahlquist, RI Future
Negative  

…venal economic wishes of a group of small minded Objectivists more concerned with fostering human greed than human compassion? Happily, those that would deny food and shelter to refugee children are far…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Neutral
Guy Duplat, La Libre

…Joseph pour y raconter le roman très discuté d’Ayn Rand : « The Fountainhead » (« La source vive »). Ou comment la liberté de l’artiste doit primer sur toute idée de société de masse et d’altruisme….

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 15 Jul 2014
Negative
Dan Sanchez, Antiwar.com
Negative  

…as Murray Rothbard indicated in his critique of Ayn Rand’s support of the “civilized men” of Israel against the Palestinian “savages”. In 1973, he wrote in The Libertarian Forum: “Perhaps the…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Benjamin Zycher, AEIdeas (American Enterprise Institute)

…and implicit criticisms of the view of the Ayn Rand Institute and others that a safety net is coercive in terms of its funding source—taxation—and thus inconsistent with individual freedom. The…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
Christopher Westfall, fsunews.com (FL State U)

…Holcombe, DeVoe Moore – Professor of Economics: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is a great summer read! The book has been in print continuously since its publication in 1957, and when…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Mixed
Jeff Labrecque, Entertainment Weekly

Leila, a Dagny Taggart-like character who can’t fight the nefarious conspiracy herself, meets two unlikely heroes who join her resistance movement. You get the impression that Shafer loved everything about Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged except its politics.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
Don Watkins, Voices for Reason (Ayn Rand Institute)

Pethokoukis can’t have it both ways. He can’t assert that the welfare state is a moral achievement and then brush aside a challenge to the moral status of the welfare state on the grounds that it is a political non-starter. Either he’s taking a moral stand or he’s not — and if he is, then he has an obligation to back up that stand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Neutral
David Mills, Patheos
Neutral  

…hadn’t, here is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Objectivism, the first in the Harry Potter series as retold by Ayn Rand. Unfortunately the website doesn’t seem to provide a page with a link to all seven. Here…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Michael Hiltzik​, Los Angeles Times

…of capitalism.“ The programs had to include Ayn Rand’s potboiler "Atlas Shrugged” as part of the curriculum. According to the Telegraph, in 2012 Britain’s Cambridge University accepted a $6 million…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
Michael Shaughnessy, EducationViews

…do? I’m happy to! Currently, I’m curator at the Ayn Rand Archives, which is a department of the Ayn Rand Institute. The Archives is the world’s largest repository of Rand-themed material. Our mission…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

…In an amusing account of the Ayn Rand wig-out over Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan, James Pethokoukis writes, “If you’re someone who finds that kind of reasoning — ‘Taxation is…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…out, Ryan’s plan is contrary to the principles of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, some of which Ryan has claimed to embrace. Rand recognizes that a person has a moral right to keep and spend his wealth according…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014