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Tuesday 12 August 2014
Andrew Quinn, The Federalist

When the notoriously left-leaning Washington Post declares that “Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan so bipartisan it doesn’t sound like he’s running in 2016,” it’s safe to say we aren’t dealing with the Ayn Rand reincarnation that partisans like Paul Krugman claim is Ryan’s true self. Now, there are certainly honest objections to the plan’s boldest step…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
J.D. Tuccille, Reason
Rand Paul  

…Are libertarians just Ayn Rand-obsessed pot smokers who want to hide their money from the tax man? That’s what many critics of the libertarian movement, and its seemingly…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
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Heather Hamel, WMUR (Manchester, NH)
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During Kibby’s arrest on the trespassing and assault charges, Conway police seized the pistol he was carrying at the time. In a petition to the court to get the Ruger LC9 returned, Kibby called the seizure “an immoral and irrational unconstitutional restriction of my civil rights.”

He also called any suggestion that he is a danger to the public “absurd and not credible based upon my character and my objectivist libertarian moral code.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Monday 11 August 2014
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times

…judge’s decision was a fairly reasonable assessment of the uncomfortable relationship between capitalism and the socialist-minded NCAA.

The judge said players should be paid for use of their names, images and likeness while in college, yet fell short of turning college sports into the free-market Ayn Rand Institute.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Rod Dreher, The American Conservative - State of the Union

…when political differences are reduced to good and evil, life and death, the stakes are all that much higher. I can almost appreciate their desire to make me see the light, their hope that one more reading of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged or Frederich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom might get me there. It won’t. FL Transplant: I have some relatives that retired and…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter

…The newest trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? focuses on the steamy romantic relationship between title character and protagonist Dagny Taggart, and features a quick image of former presidential…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Ted Siefer, Yahoo! News

Kibby is being held on a $1 million cash bail. The charges against him, he wrote in a letter to the court, were “not credible based upon my character & my objectivist libertarian moral code.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Hollywood Reporter

James Manera’s feature based on the novel by Ayn Rand about the U.S. Economy on the brink of collapse. The film, features a cameo by Ron Paul and is set to hit theaters on Sept. 12.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Jillayna Adamson, Huffington Post

In 1987, my father was newly 30, and in the ripe of his moderate obsession with philosopher and writer Ayn Rand. I was baby number three, and in the dead of winter, just six days before Christmas in a town outside Toronto, my father would insist on a little spelling homage in my name. Jillanna, how it is to be said, would be come Jillayna.

That “y,” that little piece of ethical altruism splashed into my name would prove to set the stage for my future. What’s in a name? It turns out, a hell of a lot.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Samantha Wilson, Film School Rejects

…you’re a diehard Libertarian or the ghost of Ayn Rand herself back from the great beyond come to haunt us all in the spookiest of fashions, you probably haven’t spent that much time paying attention…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Curtis Tate, Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, SC)

…Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas. Silicon Valley has some Ayn Rand fans, as well. Paul, a libertarian who mounted multiple bids for the presidency, collected more than $1.4 million from tech sector donors. “The…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Gene Veith, Patheos

…on the right we have the Ayn Rand-style of atheism, with its “virtue of selfishness.”  On the left we have the Utopian atheism of the John Lennon-variety.  But is there also a…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014