Randex

Sunday 12 October 2014
Adalia Woodbury, PoliticsUSA

It’s par for the course for people who subscribe to the Ayn Rand theory that they are entitled to government help, but anyone else in the same position is just a lazy taker.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Oct 2014
Emily Temple, Flavorwire

Ayn Rand.

“[T]he very best I’ve ever read, my favorite thing in all world literature (and that includes all the heavy classics) is a novelette called Calumet “K” by Merwin-Webster.” … Chelsea Handler. What are your favorite books of all time? “The Fountainhead

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 06 Oct 2014
Mike D'Virgilio, The American Culture

It is widely agreed upon across the cultural spectrum that trying to send heavy-handed messages in movies or TV shows is not a good thing; the entertainment value of a work of art suffers when nuance is thrown out the window (think Atlas Shrugged). I don’t think the makers of Blue Bloods agree.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Saturday 11 October 2014
Alec Hogg, Biznews (Johannesburg)

…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.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 09 Oct 2014
Timothy Egan, New York Times
Negative  

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.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Tucker Dean, Gonzaga Bulletin (Gonzaga U, Spokane, WA)
Negative  

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.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 09 Oct 2014
Shaunacy Ferro, Co.Design

[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]

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 09 Oct 2014
Negative  

…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…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 09 Oct 2014
Robert Montenegro, Big Think
Negative  

Now I’ve been on the internet long enough to know when something sounds like a hoax. With a nameless CEO and a mission statement that would make Ayn Rand blush, the sirens started ringing pretty quick. There’s no way, right? Apparently there is.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Times of Israel

Nearly 60 percent of the $64 million provided by the foundation between 2010 and 2012 went to causes tied to Taube and Koret board members, Koret’s lawsuit alleges. That includes $3.2 million to right-wing political causes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle: $1 million for the American Values Initiative at Hoover, where Taube and Koret’s executive director are on the board; and smaller grants to the Ayn Rand Institute, the Federalist Society…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Joe Patrice, Above the Law
Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
David Walsh, The Telegraph (Sydney)
Mixed  

There is an easy way, and a hard way, to get something done. The hard way is the [20th century American philosopher] Ayn Rand way: have a vision and relentlessly pursue it. Of course, your vision might not be valid, and you might waste your life. And that’s what I think Rand did. The easy way is to start small and iterate.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014