Randex

Wednesday 30 July 2014
Negative
Michael Hiltzik​, Los Angeles Times

…of capitalism.“ The programs had to include Ayn Rand’s potboiler "Atlas Shrugged” as part of the curriculum. According to the Telegraph, in 2012 Britain’s Cambridge University accepted a $6 million…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
Michael Shaughnessy, EducationViews

…do? I’m happy to! Currently, I’m curator at the Ayn Rand Archives, which is a department of the Ayn Rand Institute. The Archives is the world’s largest repository of Rand-themed material. Our mission…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

…In an amusing account of the Ayn Rand wig-out over Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan, James Pethokoukis writes, “If you’re someone who finds that kind of reasoning — ‘Taxation is…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…out, Ryan’s plan is contrary to the principles of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, some of which Ryan has claimed to embrace. Rand recognizes that a person has a moral right to keep and spend his wealth according…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
the red baron, SB Nation - Viva El Birdos

…torn out of that slowly-shrinking copy of “The Fountainhead” you traded your Buick for last month. And that is why I prefer a market where you have more options, rather than less, to improve and reshape your…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Louis Beckett, Ricochet

This is not “collectivism” as described by Ayn Rand; it does not resemble our instinctive contempt for Marxism. Instead, Tocqueville fears an individualism where people replace a focus on God, neighbors, community life, charity, and the pursuit of a collective political greatness — messy, challenging endeavors — with the glamorization of work and petty material comforts. He warns those of us who would make self-interest the only good: individualism is a vacuum, and that vacuum will be filled with government.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Neutral
Chris Pomorski, New York Observer
Neutral  

Dimly lit, with heavy gold curtains, a glitzy faux-palm lamp, black leather furniture and a bonafide zebra-skin rug, it resembled, roughly, the sort of place an aspiring diva with a trust fund might hole up in for a binge. “She’s a dreamer,” Ms. Sharpe explained of a cloud motif in the bedroom, where a glossy black skull candle stood watch near volumes by Donna Tartt and Ayn Rand.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Negative
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, PoliticsUSA
Negative  

…Religious Right (not to mention the Tea Party and Randian libertarians – not to mention Schlafly herself) make a living subordinating fact and truth to ideology. Imagine somebody, say…oh,, I don’t know, Todd…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Positive
S.E. Cupp, CNN

He’s said that he considers himself an “independent, leaning to libertarian,” who’s read Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” three times.

But one can hardly imagine Rand extolling the patriotic virtues of paying taxes – which she likened to government theft – as Cuban has. Or urging Michael Bloomberg, the world’s most invasive manny, to run for president, which Cuban also did.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Mixed
John Koziol, Union Leader (Manchester, NH)
Mixed  

…not credible based upon my character & my objectivist libertarian moral code.” On the same day that he made the request to have his handgun returned, Kibby filed what he titled a “criminal incident report…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Negative
Robert Wright, Bonner County Daily Bee (Sandpoint, ID)
Negative  

…also has a Supreme Court largely in league with Ayn Rand’s rejected ideas. I agree with Nancy Pelosi — this Supreme…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
James Pethokoukis, AEIdeas (American Enterprise Institute)

The Ayn Rand Institute is disappointed in Paul Ryan. Here the House Budget Chairman goes to all the trouble of rolling out an anti-poverty plan, and he somehow forgets to obliterate the safety net. What gives? Does Ryan remember nothing from the Ayn Rand reading of his youth? Someone delete the “Summa Theologica“ off his iPad, ASAP!

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014