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Tuesday 16 September 2014
Steve Eastman, Western Journalism

The third and final installment of the “Atlas Shrugged” series brings the theme of individual versus government responsibility to a powerful conclusion. The drama promises to awaken any doubts you may have had about the overreaching “nanny state”…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2014
Donna Marie Williams, Huffington Post

I have often felt like Peter Keating in Ayn Rand’s book The Fountainhead. While Howard Roark was being true to his vision as an architect, no matter what it cost him, old Peter decided to put his artistic heart aside to make money and gain power, and his art ultimately died, stillborn.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2014
Ivan Drury, Dissident Voice

Under the name Five Boys Investment, Lululemon yoga capitalist Dennis “Chip” Wilson contributed $50,000 to the B.C. Liberals in 2012 and $50,000 to Vision in 2011. According to Forbes, Wilson is the 16th richest person in Canada with a net worth of US$1.8 billion. He is also a public Ayn Randian who produced a tote bag with the slogan “Who is John Galt?” referencing Rand’s super-capitalist literary manifesto Atlas Shrugged.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2014
Kaili Joy Gray, Wonkette

In case you were on the fence about seeing Atlas Shrugged III: The Shruggening, this most excellent review by Alan Scherstuhl at the Village Voice should help you make up your mind…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2014
Dennis Harvey, Variety

The spirit is willing but the filmmaking is oh so weak in “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?,” the last installment of a cinematic trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s 1957 screed in epic novel form.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2014
Monday 15 September 2014
Richard Eskow, AlterNet

…The theme of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, according to Ms. Rand herself, is “what happens to the world when the Prime Movers go on strike.” The prime movers are corporate executives…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2014
Rick Newman, Yahoo Finance

This might sound like Soviet-style intrigue or Ayn Randian dystopia. But this bizarre scenario could have unfolded in the United States in 2008, when the government tried to force Yahoo (YHOO), the corporate parent of Yahoo Finance, to turn over data on select users…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2014
Soundtrack.Net

…Cmiral is proud to announce the release of the Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? – Motion Picture Soundtrack. Cmiral previously composed the first film of the trilogy, based on the renowned and influential…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2014
Jennifer Boggs, BioWorld Perspectives

I was in college when I first read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Safe within the privileged and idealistic bubble of academia, I found myself agreeing with Rand at every turn, filled with the pro-capitalist and individualist spirit. Why should those who work hard and are successful not be suitably rewarded for their efforts? For government to step in and limit those rewards was unfair and high-handed, socialistic even. I mean, the horror. (Did I mention I was in college?)

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2014
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic Monthly

[Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead references, in graph only.]

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 08 Sep 2014
John Weeks, Huffington Post

…Paul Ryan and neo-Ayn-Randian Senator Rand Paul (Paul Ryan, Rand Paul ­could they be the same person cleverly occupying the House and the Senate simultaneously? The possibility…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2014
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice (New York)

The sex scene almost makes it worth sitting through Atlas Shrugged III, the last and least of the cheapjack adaptations of Ayn Rand’s brick-thick celebration of taking your ball and going home. About an hour in, after she’s toured and left the hidden Colorado enclave of the captains of industry who have “gone Galt” and dropped out of our ungrateful society, heroine Dagny Taggart (Laura Regan) faces one of the great train-scheduling crises that are forever cocking up life in Rand’s retro-future choo-choo America.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2014