Monday 27 October 2014
Allison P Davis, New York Magazine

Why cast your net in a big ocean full of fish who don’t share your interests when you can stick to a small pond stocked with trout that share your Star Trek obsession or love of Ayn Rand? And now, those who embrace a cannabis-friendly lifestyle have their own fishing hole.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Oct 2014

Scott was their perfect candidate: He was a self-made millionaire, a champion of capitalism, and his Ayn Randian philosophy towards government and private industry played well within the Florida Tea Party circles. It was as if Rick Scott was a long-lost relative of the Kochs, raised by Gordon Gekko and Karl Rove.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2014
Sunday 26 October 2014
George Maloof, The Citizen (Laconia, NH)

It is astonishing how the Republican Party has succumbed to the ideology of Ayn Rand, a second rate writer and philosopher. Yes, she sold a lot of books but so did Grace Metalious. How can Ayn Rand still be a ‘thing’ in the 21st century? She’s something that one gets over and discarded like ‘blue suede’ shoes.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Oct 2014
Robert Azzi, Seacoast Online (Portsmouth, NH)

Such ignorance is all too common today in an intellectually bankrupt Republican party that once embraced people like Dick Lugar, Jack Kemp and William F. Buckley that today is closer to that of Joseph McCarthy — a party that would rather extol Ayn Rand’s fiction than Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayak’s support of a minimum wage and universal health care.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Oct 2014
John L. Smith, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Although Nevada doesn’t have a high-profile secession movement — with the possible exception of the Ayn Rand-inspired fantasy writings of Chuck Muth…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Oct 2014
Brendan P. Foht, Washington Free Beacon

…some of the free market’s most vociferous defenders, like the disciples of Ayn Rand, have perhaps done more than anyone to undermine capitalism’s moral promise.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Oct 2014
Saturday 25 October 2014
Tom FitzGerald, SFGate.com

No one will ever mistake Stanford’s offense for Oregon’s. As an offensive strategist, head coach David Shaw is to the right of Ayn Rand.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Oct 2014
Ron Paris, San Francisco Chronicle

I was willing to give the Pink a pass for not mentioning the Sept. 12 opening of “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” as it is a small movie with limited audience and not very good distribution.
However, the Pink that hit my doorstep the following week had nary a review or the slightest mention of the film.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014
Hamilton Carter, Chip Design Magazine

It’s like the feeling you have after a long day of manual labor. You did something; you stretched yourself; you beat the odds.

Ayn Rand memorialized this feeling in her book “The Fountainhead”. She describes Howard Roark taking the simplest building jobs during the summers he spent away from architecture school. She describes the beauty in the task. This is how I see people in our trade when we heft a large piece of a coding project and force it to our will.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Oct 2014
Michelle Meyers, Los Angeles Times

So in the last 19 months, I’ve been on more than 50 first dates. Perhaps, at this point, you’re wondering if there’s a terrible flaw that I’m not disclosing. A uni-brow? An Ayn Rand obsession?

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
John Hawkins, Townhall.com

America’s abundance was created not by public sacrifices to “the common good,” but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America’s industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance–and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way. — Ayn Rand

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Oct 2014
Jim Sheire, Great Falls Tribune (MT)

The tea party divides us between “makers” and “takers” and designates government an enemy and hindrance to individual liberty in a strange mix that is in many respects an Ayn Rand social Darwinism and Nietzsche “Übermensch” concoction. This ideology bears little or no resemblance to the enlightenment of the Founding…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Oct 2014