Randex

Wednesday 27 August 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)
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…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
Mark Alexander, Patriot Post

Huxley’s utopian apparition contrasted that of George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian narrative, “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” and that of Ayn Rand in her 1957 work, “Atlas Shrugged,” but all three were, and remain, significant expositions of the loss of Liberty and its inevitable terminus in tyranny.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Pat Cunningham, Kewanee Star Courier

Ryan’s response was peculiar, not so much for what he included on his list but for what he excluded: There were no books by crackpot political philosopher Ayn Rand.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Adam Hanft, Huffington Post

…people. This hit home as I had recently finished Atlas Shrugged. If 141,000 affluent people in CA went “on strike”, CA would be done for… another reason you can’t keep increasing taxes to pay for…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Anthony Bradley, Acton Institute

Wonder if his underlying philosophy is objectivism–good friends with Paul Ryan it seems like. Well I agree whatever charity or welfare–the rich get richer and the poor poorer. Lord Acton says power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely—same…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Moazzam Tahir Minhas, The News International (Pakistan)

No wonder it was dharna of duo- Imran & Qadri that succeeded in giving a jolt to the, ‘Atlas-shrugged reality’ of the collective conglomeration of the Senate and the National Assembly that refuse to pay taxes and are a party to the culture of Corporatocracy consciously cultivated by Mian Sahib over the years and more so, during the last fourteen months.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Jonathan Martin, Daily Beacon (U of TN, Knoxville)

A common fear of government regulation is the thought of losing our capitalistic society.

I’ll let Ayn Rand have a small victory on this thought. Companies and individuals should reserve the right to make choices as they see fit and to act in their best interest. However, regulation does not have to entail government control; it can also be a simple system of checks and balances for the industry.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Stephen Pope, TradingFloor.com

…Krugman could not resist taking a swipe at those thinkers that value free enterprise and genuine wealth creation through inspiration over big government and the dead hand of state interference.

There is no shame in forming an economic opinion based on the broad thrust of an Ayn Rand novel. One only has to read “The Fountainhead” or “Atlas Shrugged” to appreciate the danger of the mediocre forever leaning on the achievements of the creative and talented. Her work expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, capitalism, and the failures of governmental coercion.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Jamie Mullick, Asian Age

In conversation with Jamie Mullick, Ananth talks about his book, the paucity of good Indian books on pleasure, how he ventured into writing, his love for photography, Ayn Rand, among other things. Excerpts: Q: How did you happen to shift from selling books to writing them? A: I used to write short pieces, a bit of…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Tom Johnson, NewsBusters

…and that the “huge omission” from the list was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which Ryan has so often praised to the skies. Chait remarked that Ryan appears to be backing away from his politically…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014