Randex

Wednesday 30 July 2014
Negative
the red baron, SB Nation - Viva El Birdos

…torn out of that slowly-shrinking copy of “The Fountainhead” you traded your Buick for last month. And that is why I prefer a market where you have more options, rather than less, to improve and reshape your…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Louis Beckett, Ricochet

This is not “collectivism” as described by Ayn Rand; it does not resemble our instinctive contempt for Marxism. Instead, Tocqueville fears an individualism where people replace a focus on God, neighbors, community life, charity, and the pursuit of a collective political greatness — messy, challenging endeavors — with the glamorization of work and petty material comforts. He warns those of us who would make self-interest the only good: individualism is a vacuum, and that vacuum will be filled with government.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Neutral
Chris Pomorski, New York Observer
Neutral  

Dimly lit, with heavy gold curtains, a glitzy faux-palm lamp, black leather furniture and a bonafide zebra-skin rug, it resembled, roughly, the sort of place an aspiring diva with a trust fund might hole up in for a binge. “She’s a dreamer,” Ms. Sharpe explained of a cloud motif in the bedroom, where a glossy black skull candle stood watch near volumes by Donna Tartt and Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, PoliticsUSA
Negative  

…Religious Right (not to mention the Tea Party and Randian libertarians – not to mention Schlafly herself) make a living subordinating fact and truth to ideology. Imagine somebody, say…oh,, I don’t know, Todd…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
S.E. Cupp, CNN

He’s said that he considers himself an “independent, leaning to libertarian,” who’s read Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” three times.

But one can hardly imagine Rand extolling the patriotic virtues of paying taxes – which she likened to government theft – as Cuban has. Or urging Michael Bloomberg, the world’s most invasive manny, to run for president, which Cuban also did.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Mixed
John Koziol, Union Leader (Manchester, NH)
Mixed  

…not credible based upon my character & my objectivist libertarian moral code.” On the same day that he made the request to have his handgun returned, Kibby filed what he titled a “criminal incident report…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Negative
Robert Wright, Bonner County Daily Bee (Sandpoint, ID)
Negative  

…also has a Supreme Court largely in league with Ayn Rand’s rejected ideas. I agree with Nancy Pelosi — this Supreme…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
James Pethokoukis, AEIdeas (American Enterprise Institute)

The Ayn Rand Institute is disappointed in Paul Ryan. Here the House Budget Chairman goes to all the trouble of rolling out an anti-poverty plan, and he somehow forgets to obliterate the safety net. What gives? Does Ryan remember nothing from the Ayn Rand reading of his youth? Someone delete the “Summa Theologica“ off his iPad, ASAP!

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources
Negative  

Another book that follows on a previous Abrams title is “The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis,” by Darryl Cunningham, the creator of “How to Fake a Moon Landing.” Cunningham started out by researching the economic crisis of 2008, Kochman said, and he traced the roots of it back to Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
Megan Garber, The Atlantic Monthly

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is the game that Ayn Rand might have written, had Ayn Rand lived in the age of the smartphone and been a fan of bodycon skirts. It is what happens when objectification gives way to objectivism. “This game is so freakin stupid,” iTunes customer Dmon555 complained, before giving it a 5-star rating.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Mixed
Steve Thorngate, The Christian Century
Paul Ryan   Mixed  

Ordinarily, when Paul Ryan puts something out about poverty and social spending, the response is predictable and polarized. The senior House Republican and 2012 vice presidential nominee likes Ayn Rand and small government and racially coded criticism. We know what box to put him in.

Not this time.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Paul Mirengoff, Power Line

The libertarian movement apparently is divided over Hamas and Israel. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, has made a libertarian case against Hamas. In essence, the case is this: Hamas stands behind an ideology which expressly seeks to deprive individuals of their rights.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014