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Saturday 11 October 2014
Hyperallergic
Neutral  

By freezing me out via stale elitism you force me to only buy the works that I can access easily. This makes the volatility of prices a self-fulfilling prophecy (holllaa, Ayn Rand!).

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
The Fifth Estate

…the free enterprise, user-pays, small-to-no-government model much loved by Margaret Thatcher and Ayn Rand has delivered a devil in disguise for the fossil fuellers.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Derek Voll, GazetteXtra

Who is Paul Ryan? I remember playing soccer against him in high school. He seems to fancy himself an Ayn Rand fictional character of greatness. I can admire some of what he has accomplished, but his penchant for extremist fiction is a dangerous menace to Rock County and the entire country.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Oct 2014
Joe Keohane, Esquire
Negative  

Sure, it might sound like something Ayn Rand wrote with Gordon Ramsay and the Wall Street Journal editorial board, but thankfully Whiplash resists any easy conclusions. It just looks at greatness, the seductive power of it, the collateral damage done in its pursuit, and asks, again and again: Is it worth it?

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Elias Isquith, Salon
Negative  

…just as fervently as Steyer believes climate change could bring ruin, the Koch brothers believe Obamacare will destroy the United States. Considering that the former is basing his conclusions on empirical evidence and the overwhelming majority of global scientific opinion, while the latter glean their insight from John Birch Society pamphlets and the fanfic of Ayn Rand, the idea that these are both equally valid reasons is absurd on its face.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Oct 2014
Mick Brown, The Australian
Capitalism   Mixed  

The seed of Thiel’s libertarian beliefs had been sown at ­Stanford. He founded a student newspaper, The Stanford Review, and co-authored a book, The Diversity Myth, attacking political correctness on campus. He read Ayn Rand, the eccentric Russian-American author whose advocacy of laissez-faire capitalism and celebration of the heroic individual fighting against bureaucratic regulation made her a patron saint among the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Woolwich1886, Sportskeeda

…talismans, those expectations accrue to Wilshere. Atlas shrugged under less (no, that’s not an Ayn Rand allusion). We still have another week or so before this interlull ends; by then, we may have Walcott and…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Andrew M. Novakovic, The Hill (Washington, DC)

Reality reminds one of fiction. In Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, character Clem Weatherby, a “man from Washington,” tells Dagny Taggert, COO for Taggert Transcontinental Railroad that: “Well, my thought is that if you granted the unions’ wage raises … we might drop the question of cutting [freight] rates, for the time being.” Taggert later responds with…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Truthdig

In a pricelessly sardonic segment, a narrator points out the inherent contradictions in the “Fountainhead” author being held up by the likes of Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and of course, her namesake Rand Paul, as a conservative hero, not the least of which is her fervent defense of abortion rights and her equally ardent distaste for President Ronald Reagan.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Oct 2014
Friday 10 October 2014
Eric Merz, Newsday (New York)

Newsday’s investigation of the judicial system, “Judges act, insiders profit” [News, Oct. 5], brought to mind a quote from Ayn Rand: “When you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed.”

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Oct 2014
Steven Goldman, SB Nation
Neutral  

When the Yankees decided to cut payroll to reset their luxury tax, was Cashman the author of that plan, or merely its victim? When they reversed course and spent like the Koch Brothers sponsoring an Ayn Rand Band Camp, did he support that?

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Oct 2014
fauxrs, Daily Kos
Negative  

Seems to me about the worst thing you could wish on anybody is to live inside Ayn Rand’s vision of Utopia. I’m bothered by the ever increasing influence that religion is garnering in the political sphere.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Oct 2014