Randex

Friday 29 August 2014
James Peron, Huffington Post

…one popular, the other academic – were Ayn Rand and Friedrich Hayek. In the 1940s, Rand, then a scriptwriter in Hollywood, suggested that film scripts should never preach conformity. Don’t…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer

…love affair of the mind with libertarian goddess Ayn Rand, but he’s done some remarkably good work in the community, so…. The hedge fund dude who runs the 76ers is either the smartest of the Fab Four…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Adrian Corleonis, Herald and News (Klamath Falls, OR)

Cantor, Ryan, Boehner, et. al., hector workers they’ve dispossessed and disenfranchised — as if these Ayn Rand acolytes have a monopoly on morals and self-reliance — while hacking away at unemployment benefits and affordable health care.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Heather Wilhelm, RealClearPolitics
Atheism  

In the realm of modern secular humanism, only “perfect” children, apparently, need apply—and a new set of eugenicists is working to encourage just that, often sounding like comic book villains or Ayn Rand characters in the process.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Charles Alexander, Huffington Post

…bad, freedom good. What a load of libertarian, Ayn Randian nonsense. Freedom is great, but it needs to stop at the point where your neighbor’s freedom begins. Rules can be excessive, but without any…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Duane Dudek, Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?“ Third chapter in film based on Ayn Rand novel about self-determinism…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Martin Willoughby, Mississippi Business Journal

…down.”Favorite books: Rising Tide by John Barry; Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.Proudest moment as a leader: “I’ve had several people that I have managed go on to have great careers. Playing a part in other people…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Mike Bunge, KIMT

By the early 1980s, the individualism that was a form of freedom and rebellion against oppressive thinking and tradition had begun to degenerate into a Randian celebration of the one with no room for anyone else.  Think of the movie stars since 1980 and how many of them are solo acts with disposable co-stars…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Michael Roddy, Yahoo! News

…He is the ultimate social Darwinist, or perhaps Ayn Rand follower, who has only scorn for anyone who failed to read the fine print of their mortgage contract or is sentimentally attached to a home…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Stephen Whitty, Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)

…not to just concentrate on Gandolfini. ALSO: The Ayn Rand epic continues with “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?”… “Dolphin Tale 2” splashes back adorably… Taraji P. Henson fights off an attack in “…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Charlie Tyson, Inside Higher Ed

In 2009 it lost $4 million – a bracing reminder of the market’s brutality that accords with the company’s Randian name, but not its long-term budgeting. Anthem estimated its assets at between $1 million and $10 million, according to its bankruptcy filing.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Anne Perkins, The Guardian (London)

…still distant, such as the death of the party. If Ayn Rand had ever imagined a Britain that was not so sunk in welfarism it was beyond saving, she might have imagined Carswell as a kind of Howard Roark for Westminster, who will do politics only on his own terms. This is fine in the pages of a polemical novel, and an excellent thing for democracy in a parliament that often appears full of placemen.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014