Srinivasan and Raman have earned support at the BCCI by wringing extra cash from the ICC; the latter was, among other things, chief draftsman of the restructuring’s working paper, a document replete with MBA jargon and pervaded by logic to make Ayn Rand look like a bleeding heart.
Inside Higher Ed
As far as I know – and I’m open to correction on this – ECMC has not allied itself with any particular pedagogical movement or philosophy. This isn’t Founders College, the short-lived attempt to base a college on the writings of Ayn Rand. If it doesn’t have a profit motive, or a religious motive, or a philosophical motive, or a pedagogical motive, what is it trying to achieve?
East Bay Express (Emeryville, CA)
Ortberg draws from well-known literary figures and books (Jane Eyre, obvs., along with Sherlock Holmes, Atlas Shrugged, The Hunger Games)…
The Hindu (India)
It’s impossible not to be blown away by lines like “You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze.” Today you may think… uh, childhood and stardom? Steel breeze? But then, today, you are also embarrassed you took life lessons from a seagull and that the answer to the “what do you want to be when you grow up” question was Howard Roark.
Financial Times (London)
“Gold is a currency. It is still, by all evidence, a premier currency. No fiat currency, including the dollar, can match it.”
Now, by many standards, this is a remarkable comment. In his youth Greenspan was fascinated by gold (not least because he also liked the writings of Ayn Rand, the libertarian). But for much of his career as chairman of the Fed, he was charged with defending the value of fiat currencies…
As I’ve always said (and I like to think Ayn Rand would agree), calling something “valuable” implies an answer to two questions: valuable to whom and for what? Value can only exist in relation to a purpose, and purpose in relation to a mind.