Randex

Thursday 31 July 2014
Negative
Mark Gongloff, Huffington Post

Argentina refused to pay these vulture funds, on account of their being vultures, but kept on paying its Moe-coiffed bondholders. Singer said this sort of behavior made the ghost of Ayn Rand cry – I’m paraphrasing – and he fought and fought and fought it in court.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Brian Phillips, Grantland

…world-building that double as retorts to The Fountainhead go, it’s less rich than Bioshock, but show me a movie from the 2010s that isn’t. And the simplicity of Snowpiercer — poor people at the back of the…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Bob Hasenohr, Watchdog Wire (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)

What’s needed, they write, is a moral defense of capitalism, which they lay out in Part 2 of the book. And they do so by using Ayn Rand’s ideas of the morality of self-interest to defend the profit motive and business success.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Mixed
Leah Libresco, Patheos

I prefer people who fight for positive freedom (the freedom to…) than negative freedom (the freedom from…). Like Lydia and Equality 7-2521, negative freedom fighters tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater, rejecting good constraints along with bad ones.

Shame and selflessness are more than words used to force the weak to submit to the strong. Even if Equality 7-2521 and Lydia both live in dystopias, worlds that force them to deny an essential part of themselves, they lose something even more important if they reject what is good in the world they’re leaving.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
moneycontrol.com (India)

…his ultra-loose monetary policy. A self-confessed Ayn Rand ideologue who was dubbed “the Maestro”, Greenspan allowed banks to increasingly take more risks, believing in the free market’s ability to self…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Mixed
Amanda Marcotte, Alternet

The mythology that conservatism is about promoting excellence and encouraging strivers is found throughout conservative media and literature, from the story of John Galt in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to Reagan’s description of America as a “shining city on a hill.”

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Press Release, IndiaGlitz

“It’s not about what it is…it is about what it could be,and what it should be” - Ayn Rand

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Negative
Steve Ahlquist, RI Future
Negative  

…venal economic wishes of a group of small minded Objectivists more concerned with fostering human greed than human compassion? Happily, those that would deny food and shelter to refugee children are far…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Neutral
Guy Duplat, La Libre

…Joseph pour y raconter le roman très discuté d’Ayn Rand : « The Fountainhead » (« La source vive »). Ou comment la liberté de l’artiste doit primer sur toute idée de société de masse et d’altruisme….

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 15 Jul 2014
Negative
Dan Sanchez, Antiwar.com
Negative  

…as Murray Rothbard indicated in his critique of Ayn Rand’s support of the “civilized men” of Israel against the Palestinian “savages”. In 1973, he wrote in The Libertarian Forum: “Perhaps the…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Benjamin Zycher, AEIdeas (American Enterprise Institute)

…and implicit criticisms of the view of the Ayn Rand Institute and others that a safety net is coercive in terms of its funding source—taxation—and thus inconsistent with individual freedom. The…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
Christopher Westfall, fsunews.com (FL State U)

…Holcombe, DeVoe Moore – Professor of Economics: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is a great summer read! The book has been in print continuously since its publication in 1957, and when…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014