Randex

Thursday 21 August 2014
Jason Linkins, Huffington Post

I’d posit that arguing that poor people aren’t morally fit enough to deserve health insurance lacks a certain salability outside the Ayn Rand set.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014

…requires greater levels of consumption. As Ayn Rand wrote: “Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014

…isn’t it possible that the book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” was secretly ghostwritten by Ayn Rand? Think about it.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
Donald Woods, The Chattanoogan (TN)

We all understand what’s going on, it’s called anything goes, good ole boy glorious Ayn Rand capitalism. And we, the voters, are but parasites and useless eaters.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Peter Lawler, The Federalist

…Burkean or Hayekian or Christian than Lockean or Randian. Other libertarians are about mocking every effort by government to protect individuals from the risks embedded in the ‘spontaneous order’ that is…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Joshua Kopstein, Aljazeera

…what they see as a tech monoculture guided by the Ayn Randian belief that business interests always outweigh the social damage they might cause. Consider, by way of contrast, the late Reddit co-founder…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Mike Diver, VICE

…shooter BioShock (2007) revolves around themes of Objectivism, most obviously borrowing story beats from Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. Not that you’ll be thinking about philosophy when pumping bullets…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Dan Primack, Fortune

Didn’t see that coming: Uber yesterday hired former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe as its senior vice president of policy and strategy. Yes, the same Uber whose co-founder and CEO used to use the Atlas Shrugged coer image as his Twitter avatar. I guess on-demand car services make strange bedfellows…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Matt Mernagh, Now (Toronto)

…the Prince isn’t fazed in the least that the Liberals are running away from his advances; his show must go on. It’s part of his quest to be a libertarian Randian hero and stage performer.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Tim Cavanaugh, National Review Online - The Corner

“Something is different,” begins one recent, extremely solemn, opinion piece (which blames events in a town and state with a Republican mayor and Democratic governor on, naturally, Randian libertarians). “Every person I spoke to said the same thing: this is the beginning of something big.”

Yeah, that’s just not true.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

…there are all kinds of public debates. Within the Objectivist movement, there are all kinds of debates. And between libertarians and Objectivists, there are some very important, fundamental differences. What we…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Matt Novak, Gizmodo

One episode of this past season’s Veep on HBO featured the fictional vice president visiting Silicon Valley. She meets with a techno-utopian CEO who explains what he needs from Washington. His remarks about seeing his company as “post-tax” sound an awful lot like the rhetoric of men like Kalanick, who until recently had the cover of Ayn Rand’s book The Fountainhead as his Twitter avatar.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014