Randex

Thursday 30 October 2014
Paul Waldman, The American Prospect
Negative  

…the GOP is now, more emphatically than ever, the party of “I got mine, and the rest of you can go to hell.” Ayn Rand is smiling.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Gina Arnold, Southeast-Brewster Patch (NY)

Wynand learned something essential to his later success in his youth. If he ever hoped to be able to say “I do run things around here,” then he would have to bow his head for now. He must bide his time. He must wait. He learned to swallow his pride even when he had to take orders from the inept. Wynand decided to show the utmost respect for his superiors even when he did not have a feeling of deep admiration for them elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements—he was respectful even when that respect was not genuinely felt.

After years of obediently kowtowing, after decades of paying careful attention to his place, Wynand was finally able to say “I do run things around here.” The same is true for anyone.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014

Her father really wants her to connect with one of the Ivy League-bound boys at Kellerman’s, but none of them share her desire to pursue a social justice lifestyle. (To wit: when one of these jerks hands her a copy of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, Baby’s like, “Fuck you, bro.”)

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Kathleen Rooney, Chicago Tribune

…contains numerous examples of this. Such books as “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” read more like libertarian propaganda pamphlets than novels, and their characters come off as cartoonish. On the left and…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Peter Krauth, Money Morning

Back in the early 1950s Greenspan became a member of Ayn Rand’s inner circle. His essay “Gold and Economic Freedom” was published in Rand’s newsletter The Objectivist in 1966 and in her book, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal in 1967. He even read Atlas Shrugged while it was being written.

In case you’re confused, yes… it’s the same Alan Greenspan.

In the “Gold and Economic Freedom” essay, he wrote: “… gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Denver Post

[Colin Larson:] …many assume I selected the name “Atlas” from the Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged.” While I have nothing against the novel (except for its length, perhaps), the name was actually taken from the Atlas District neighborhood in D.C….

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Oct 2014
David Schanoes, Railway Age

Does anyone in this industry, besides the Ayn Rand-Alan Greenspan types, think this trend would have occurred if FRA had not instituted, and enforced, mandatory and random drug and alcohol testing?

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Karen Rene Merkle, Times-News (Erie, PA)

There’s an autographed photo of Raymond Hood, the designer of Rockefeller Center, who’s thought to be the model for architect Peter Keating in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Oct 2014
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Paul Klotschkow, LeftLion

[Trevor Bamford:] I also take Ayn Rand’s view that the ultimate maxim in life should be the pursuit of your own happiness but not at the expense of others.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Oct 2014
Valentin Schmid, Epoch Times

Without the intellectual strait jacket of modern economic theory often used by central bankers, Greenspan is now returning to his roots as an admirer of Ayn Rand, the freest of all free market capitalists.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Oct 2014
Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly - PopWatch
Positive  

Doctor Strange looks problematic, Cumberbatch or no: It’s a character who was only really interesting when he was embarking on surrealist adventures illustrated by a brilliant Ayn Rand fanboy, absolutely none of which sounds anything like the Marvel Studios we know.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Oct 2014
Alastair Gee, The Guardian (London)

According to one observer from the GOP, Kashkari and others might be better off campaigning and fundraising outside Silicon Valley, because its denizens are unlikely to embrace Republicanism and do not share Republican values. “Techies aren’t the libertarian heroes of Ayn Rand’s dreams,” wrote Shawn Steel, a California representative on the Republican National Committee, in an editorial for the San Jose Mercury News. “Contrary to the myth, the Silicon Valley isn’t full of individualistic free-market capitalists. Tech companies are largely building wealth from government contracts.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Oct 2014