Randex

Tuesday 29 July 2014
Negative
Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources
Negative  

Another book that follows on a previous Abrams title is “The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis,” by Darryl Cunningham, the creator of “How to Fake a Moon Landing.” Cunningham started out by researching the economic crisis of 2008, Kochman said, and he traced the roots of it back to Ayn Rand.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
Megan Garber, The Atlantic Monthly

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is the game that Ayn Rand might have written, had Ayn Rand lived in the age of the smartphone and been a fan of bodycon skirts. It is what happens when objectification gives way to objectivism. “This game is so freakin stupid,” iTunes customer Dmon555 complained, before giving it a 5-star rating.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Mixed
Steve Thorngate, The Christian Century
Paul Ryan   Mixed  

Ordinarily, when Paul Ryan puts something out about poverty and social spending, the response is predictable and polarized. The senior House Republican and 2012 vice presidential nominee likes Ayn Rand and small government and racially coded criticism. We know what box to put him in.

Not this time.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Paul Mirengoff, Power Line

The libertarian movement apparently is divided over Hamas and Israel. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, has made a libertarian case against Hamas. In essence, the case is this: Hamas stands behind an ideology which expressly seeks to deprive individuals of their rights.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Mixed
WPTZ (Burlington, VT)
Mixed  

…and not credible based upon my character and my objectivist libertarian moral code.“Before last week’s appearance, Kibby most recently pleaded guilty in December 2013 to a charge of possession of marijuana. He…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Walter Hudson, PJ Media

…is explored in a recent episode of The Peikoff Podcasts by Ayn Rand Institute executive director Yaron Brook. Answering why so many professing libertarians are anti-Israel, Brook explained: I…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Mixed

Paul Ryan is a lawmaker that people love to hate. He’s got that Midwestern good-boy affect. He’s into P90x and has a body that power squatters loathe. He reportedly had his interns read books by the cartoonish hater of altruism and “moochers,” Ayn Rand. He is slick and attractive — and to his enemies, he is all the more repellant for that.

But with his latest, tentative attempt at defining an anti-poverty agenda for the right and his party, he has revealed himself to be what earnest commentators have always wanted: A politician who listens to them.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Luke Johnson, Financial Times (London)

Another candidate would be the novelist Ayn Rand, who wrote best-selling works such as Atlas Shrugged. She promoted the concept of a rugged form of individualism, as epitomised by her fictional heroes Howard Roark and John Galt. Each battled against the forces of collectivism and corporatism. Rand was an émigré from Russia, and forever found the appearance of Manhattan a demonstration of the power of human enterprise.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Monty Pelerin, American Thinker

…the doers and providing it to the less well-off. Atlas Shrugged showed where that leads. The Great Recession had a serious impact on all percentiles in the graph above. All are down from 2007. Liberals want to…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Monday 28 July 2014
Positive
Johanna Luyssen, Le Monde

…qui connaîtra une réussite fulgurante. Le second, Howard Roark, est brillantissime, révolutionnaire et sans concessions. Il subira le rejet et la violence d'une société décrite ici avec une intelligence…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jul 2014
Neutral
David Weigel, Slate

Tom Palmer, listed first among the plaintiffs, is the director of the libertarian Cato University program, and a vice president of the Atlas Network.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jul 2014
Neutral
Alexandra Petri, Washington Post

…imagine getting an angry tweet from Ayn Rand on account of having put down “Atlas Shrugged,” walked away and kept walking forever until you felt clean inside. (I’m sorry, Ayn! Don’t hurt me! I’m going to come back to it, I promise.)

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jul 2014