Randex

Wednesday 05 November 2014
Jamestown Sun (ND)

As a sophomore in AP English, Patel wrote a paper for an international essay contest regarding Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” That essay earned Patel $50 as a semifinalist in the contest.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
Jeff Meyers, San Antonio Current

The bigger and better target might have been the embrace of unbridled, amoral can-do capitalism, the Ayn Randian perversion of the American Dream that conservatives like Rand Paul and Paul Ryan seem to hold dear. As Lou ably demonstrates, our system encourages him to become profit-seeking vampire.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
David Weigel, Bloomberg

When West Virginia fell to Representative Shelley Moore Capito, a Senate candidate who had never gone in with the Tea Party, I found a follower of Ayn Rand at the snack table.

“As soon as they win, the splits in the Republican Party are going to widen again,” said Ed Hudgins, the mustachioed director of advocacy at the Randian Atlas Society. “There are voters that they can’t read out to, who are all about business. I like to say that they have the values of a Howard Roark, but they don’t have the politics yet of a John Galt. They’re socially liberal, they look at the GOP, and they see Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee and say ‘I want nothing to do with that.’”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
Cape Cod Times (MA)

Vineyard Haven: Classic Film Night: “The Fountainhead (1949),” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
Tuesday 04 November 2014
Richard L. Cravatts, San Diego Jewish World
Neutral  

That may have been the motivation for the 2013 resolution passed by the ASUCD Senate, Senate Resolution 21, which sought to condemn and identify Islamophobic speech at the UC Davis. The resolution, which was passed after a controversial Ayn Rand Society event on radical Islam, “Islamists Rising,” was held, defined Islamophobia as “the irrational fear of Islam, Muslims or anything related to the Islamic or Arab cultures and traditions.” The authors of the resolution wished to use the resolution to suppress speech by critics of radical Islam, and were successful in categorizing any view about Islam with which they did not agree to be outside the bounds of acceptable speech.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2014
Carlo Caraluzzo, CoinTelegraph

CT spoke with Nathan Wosnack, Chief Operations Officer of uBitquity about the former Chairman’s statements. “Greenspan’s comments at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York regarding Quantitative Easing are factually correct,” said Nathan. “There is no way to unwind the stimulus without causing turmoil in the financial markets. As an Ayn Rand acolyte, he knows better.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
Niral Sharma, New Indian Express (Chennai)
Positive  

[Q:] Who is your favourite writer? [A:] Ayn Rand, without a doubt. She has inspired generations and is absolutely timeless to say the least.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2014
Rana Bose, Montréal Serai

RS: Well a few points I guess. I think Capitalism has a strong utopian streak à la Ayn Rand. So that when Ron Paul talks about capitalism as the ‘perfect market’ it is something that has never existed and can never exist. All capitalism is crony capitalism just that some forms of it are more overt than other forms. Once you have a system based on everyone seeking individual advantage you have an in-built tendency towards monopoly and the arbitrary use of power.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2014
Neutral  

…they have performed at the Apollo, illustrated Ayn Rand, open vintage shops, traveled to Paris. Advanced Style, the movie, made me cry with happiness: for one, older women aren’t often shown in such a…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Nov 2014
David Martosko, Daily Mail (London)
Negative  

Immigration reform? Maybe, but on Republicans’ terms. The Keystone XL pipeline? Built. Regulations that bring out the Ayn Rand in every conservative? Dead, at least for a time.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2014
Sean O'Neal, The Onion A.V. Club
Negative  

Ayn Randian golem Donald Trump has paused from scratching his name into the digital and physical landscape to announce a new season of Celebrity Apprentice, the NBC reality show that invites stars to compete to impress a businessman who’s driven his companies to bankruptcy four times and picks embarrassingly public fights with everyone from the President to ordinary rabble on Twitter.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2014
Bob Duggan, Big Think

It’s no accident that Ayn Rand chose to make the hero of The Fountainhead an architect. Rand may take individualism too far, but that doesn’t dismiss the fact that architects literally leave their personalities on our landscape as few others can.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2014