Randex

Thursday 28 August 2014
Bill McKibben, The Dish

As a good Dish reader, I know I’m supposed to take libertarianism seriously, and so I try, even if every time I contemplate Ayn Rand I find myself wishing I’d been born to a different species. It’s possible that my trouble stems from the fact that dealing with climate change is notoriously difficult for libertarians: if you burning the coal in your coal mine raises the sea level around my continent, something’s amiss.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Aquinas wired, Chicago Now - The Quark In The Road

…struggle to survive.  And Paul Ryan’s adoration of Ayn Rand's  Objectivism?   That selfish  worldview that runs counter to charity, brotherhood, and every shred of  humanity.  No, these multimillionaire…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Steven Tweedie, Business Insider
BioShock  

…thrusts you into the 1960’s world of cold-hearted objectivist Andrew Ryan, the man responsible for Rapture’s creation. When your hero first enters the city, you learn that the citizens of Rapture have since…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
IBNLive

…Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, George Orwell, Ayn Rand, Jane Austen, Salman Rushdie and Samuel Beckett among others.
This is how the challenge works: You have to be nominated by a friend to name the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Michelle Starr, Yahoo! News
BioShock  

…of Rapture to fight deranged survivors of a failed objectivist utopia, and genetically modify their own DNA to gain superhuman powers,“ 2K wrote in a press release. "The game also features a new leaderboard…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Guido Lauwaert, Knack.be

…Dat Ivo van Hove de roman The Fountainhead wilde vertonelen is niet verwonderlijk. Wat de ziel van het boek is, is ook die van hem en geeft zeer goed weer hoe hij staat tegenover de overheid…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Jacobo Corujeira, Vozpopuli

…hacia la ‘Arcadia tecnológica’ anticipada por Ayn Rand y soñada por los grandes capitalistas de Internet. Mientras llega el momento del referéndum, en EEUU los medios se entretienen haciendo…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
AppleInsider
BioShock  

Blending frenetic FPS gameplay with role-playing elements, BioShock is driven by an intriguing storyline layered with philosophical undertones, the most influential being Ayn Rand’s Objectivism.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Wednesday 27 August 2014
BioShock  

…of Rapture to fight deranged survivors of a failed objectivist utopia, and genetically modify their own DNA to gain superhuman powers. The game also features a new leaderboard system, an in-app digital artbook…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
PR.com

It is this western republic, founded upon the capitalist ideals of Ayn Rand, where the story unfolds. As a tribute to Rand’s novel “Anthem,” in which the pronoun “I” is banned by law, the citizens of this “Randian Republic of Atlantis” have…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Leisah Woldoff, Jewish News (AZ)
Atheism  

…Renzulli heads a Phoenix Objectivists Group, an organization devoted to the teachings of Ayn Rand, and said he invited members of his group, as well as numerous Jewish, Assyrian…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Hamilton Nolan, Gawker

…might, if they were a particularly odious form of Randian egoist, write, “People talk a big game on social media about the terribleness of reclining, but then people like to complain about all sorts of…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014