…at some point even those fools creating the new businesses, the ones taking the risks, those who actually create new jobs, may tire of impossible odds. Get to realise an easier road lies elsewhere. What happens when entrepreneurs finally smell the coffee? When they decide to go on strike, who starts the businesses whose taxes keep everyone else so contented? Ayn Rand might have been onto something after all.
New York Times
Let’s start with the Republican Ryan Zinke, a square-jawed former member of the Navy SEALs who is likely to be the next congressman from Montana. Earlier this year, he said, “We need to focus on the real enemy” — that is, the anti-Christ. And who should that be? Why, Hillary Clinton. O.K., he’s just one talk-radio spawn from the Big Sky state. Lock the man up in a room with Ayn Rand novels and the tomes of the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises and he’ll be right in the head. But Mr. Zinke is not a lone loon.
Gonzaga Bulletin (Gonzaga U, Spokane, WA)
Perhaps you’re on your first date, and your potential significant other asks you, “Who’s your favorite author?” You know the answer, but there is no way you would readily admit that Ayn Rand is technically your spirit animal. Especially not to a person you’re wooing.
[Q:] So you’re not the type of architect who really wants a grand monument?
[A: ] No, I’m not Ayn Rand. I never liked that book. [Laughs]
…views that, “Healthcare isn’t a right” or that Ayn Rand (who’s basically a Russian Dan Brown) is the most important political thinker of all time. Go nuts. PLEASE go nuts. Because to have someone who…