Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)
For two decades, the Ayn Rand disciple shunned most forms of regulation and let Wall Street operate like it was the Wild West, literally ignoring fraud because he thought the market could overcome anything. The result was a global catastrophe…
The poster child for modern libertarianism is not what the right thinks she is, yes she is a proponent for selfishness, much like the Republican Party, but shewas also a pro-choice atheist who received government handouts. Not to mention a horrible racist…
“’Atlas Shrugged,’ the Ayn Rand novel that Paul Ryan often cites as inspiration for the ideology he and many other House Republicans share, says this about compromise, and I quote, ‘There are two sides to every issue; one is right, and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.’
“Compromise is not evil,” Hoyer said.
John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight wants to know–how is Ayn Rand still a thing?
The New Yorker
In his book, he wrote about several libertarian writers he had turned to since high school: Ayn Rand (“one of the most influential critics of government intervention and champions of individual free will”), Hayek (“ ‘The Road to Serfdom’ is a must-read for any serious conservative”), and the Mises disciple Murray Rothbard (“a great influence on my thinking”). In my conversation with him, he shrugged them off.
Ayn Rand was just “one of many authors I like,” he said. “And it’s, like, ‘Oh, because I believe in Ayn Rand I must be an atheist, I must believe in everybody needs to be selfish all the time, and I must believe that Howard Roark is great and Ellsworth Toohey is evil,’ but she’s one of many authors I’ve read. I like Barbara Kingsolver, too.”
…on Monday accused Republicans of following author Ayn Rand’s advice that “compromise is always evil,” and warned that letting Republicans take over Congress would only lead to more gridlock and…
The Atlantic Monthly
I stayed with an oilman whom I’d met through a buddy in uptown Minneapolis. He’d hardly been east of the Mississippi, though he was well-acquainted with the inside of a jailhouse, a frat house, and a tattoo parlor. Now he worked as a floor hand on a workover rig by day and read Ayn Rand by night.
Daily News (Palm Beach, FL)
…grossing films. Sequels include ABCs of Death 2, Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?, Dolphin Tale 2, Dumb and Dumber To, Horrible Bosses 2, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Night at the Museum: Secret of the…