Randex

Monday 22 September 2014

This was no crackpot scheme to establish a micronation on a platform floating in the middle of the ocean (a common libertarian dream)—this was a serious attempt to build a refuge where free marketers and anarcho-capitalists could hole up and wait for the world’s fiat currencies to collapse. They called it “Galt’s Gulch Chile” (GGC), naming it for the fictional place where the world’s competent capitalists flee to in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Sep 2014
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
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If every time any GOP candidate does anything other than condemn novelist Ayn Rand to hell, Politico knows to cover that. At length. Ad nauseum. See, for example, the first three items that come up when you search for her name. Well, first there’s a poll asking if Rand Paul is named after Ayn Rand (not at all, no). Then: “Ryan’s love-hate with Ayn Rand,” “7 pols who praised Ayn Rand…”

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Sep 2014
Silvio Pizarro, lanacion.com

Cuando la filósofa Ayn Rand escribía su famosa novela La rebelión de Atlas, en 1957, nunca hubiera imaginado que en un lejano país del Sur en 2014 se iba a producir un…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Sep 2014
Howard Husock, Forbes

Cornuelle was a true American original: the son of an Indiana Presbyterian minister whose path of intellectual discovery led him to become a student of Ludwig von Mises and friend of Ayn Rand, all the time eschewing neat ideological labels.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Sep 2014
Sandra Saul, Cap Times (Madison, WI)

I say drug test the entire Legislature before you drug test unemployment recipients and food stamp recipients. I am tired of the Ayn Rand-loving band of uncaring and unfeeling self-absorbed morality teachers. Compassion is something to practice and not just talk about and defer for old age!

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Sep 2014
Sunday 21 September 2014

If you are old enough to apply for a driver’s license, you can probably work out that selfish behavior has detrimental effects on all of us. Even if you’re not quite ready to give it up.

But not Ayn Rand. The 20th-century doyenne of destructive capitalism, dear to self-centered college sophomores and those, like Paul Ryan, who have not yet grown out of their me-first phase, declared aloud what a lot of jerks tend to keep to themselves: the idea that selfishness is awesome. Rand even wrote a book on the theme, The Virtue of Selfishness.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2014
Susan Grigsby, Daily Kos

In The Half Has Never Been Told, Edward E. Baptist, author, historian and Cornell University associate professor, artfully combines the individual voices of an enslaved population within a broader discussion of the economic and geographic growth of America in the nineteenth century. But mostly, he paints a picture of unrestrained, laissez-faire capitalism. A form of capitalism undreamt of by any but the most ardent Ayn Rand fans.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2014
Gary Naylor, Broadway World

Though the call to action that closes the production is heartfelt and justified, I felt that Ayn Rand’s brilliant defence of money in Atlas Shrugged was worth a slot in the historical overview - even if it doesn’t fit the agenda.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 20 Sep 2014
WillTwain, Daily Kos

Any politician (Paul Ryan) that hands out Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to his staff, should be called out for the extremist that he is. Rand Paul admits his admiration for Ayn Rand, so he should be called out, too.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2014
Financial Times (London)

‘Has there ever been a weirder film trilogy?’ asked Ed Crooks in his caustic review of the final part of a movie adaptation of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’. Her fans were outraged; sceptics applauded.
‘The final part of the novel is dreadful, laughable, embarrassing, comic strip – think “X-Men”. It’s totally predictable that the films would flop.’ Grybarre

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2014
Damien Theillier, Contrepoints

…que s’en réjouir. Le festival du film libéral Anthem, qui a lieu au cours de la FreedomFest à Las Vegas, m’a permis de visionner en avant-première la troisième partie du film Atlas Shrugged, sous-titrée…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2014
cand.com

Còn Suối nguồn lại là cuốn tiểu thuyết triết học với một cốt truyện độc đáo, kể về các mối tình của nhân vật nữ có tên Dominique Francon với ba nhân vật nam chính: Howard Roark, Peter Keating và Gail Wynand. Dominique vốn là một tiểu thư đài các, một phóng viên giỏi đã bị Howard Roark - một kiến trúc sư ngạo mạn không thèm lấy bằng tốt nghiệp tại trường đại học danh giá Stanford

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2014