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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Colette McIntyre, Styleite

Clarissa Explains It All.
This depends on who your date most identified with. If Clarissa, they definitely have a personal blog and will wear leggings as if they are actual pants; if Ferguson, they have a thing for Ayn Rand but want to date someone more “free-spirited” than them.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Cian Cruise, Splitsider

The references wove intricate layers of meaning, so that you were rewarded upon coming back to an episode after reading Ayn Rand or watching The Great Escape.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Sean Howe, Wired Magazine

This great universe of dark characters, with their long trench coats and big guns, and all the beautiful women, helped focus me,” he says. So too did the work of Spillane admirer Ayn Rand, whose Romantic Manifesto legitimized heroic fiction for him.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014

It is the helplessness and innocence of children that make their entitlement to assistance so fundamentally clear and therefore so difficult to fold into a truly libertarian polity. This is perhaps why, for all the sex that Ayn Rand’s characters have — most of them unmarried, many adulterous — they never seem to have children. It’s hard to maintain an ethic of total self-reliance and individualism when a child’s dependency so frankly and obviously demonstrates the moral bankruptcy underlying such principles.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Matt Miller, Washington Post
Paul Ryan  

Does anyone outside the echo chamber of the right believe this nonsense? Someone, please, pry the drooled-upon pages of Ayn Rand from author Ryan’s sleeping grasp. Yet for all his ideology, Ryan is spot-on about one big thing: the need to tackle the United States’ out-of…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Richard A. Epstein, Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Krugman doesn’t have that excuse. He fails to understand how institutions work because it is so much easier to slam libertarians for their cultish devotion to Ayn Rand. The truth is, as I argued in an earlier critique of Rand Paul, libertarianism has a strong and useful theory of rights, but offers only loose guidance on the mix between public and private remedies…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
David Martin, Huffington Post Canada

Even the former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan had to finally fess up that he had it all wrong. That aging acolyte of Ayn Rand thought the financial markets and their leaders would all act rationally when history could have warned him otherwise.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Colin Stokes, The New Yorker

If a brother must go to the beach and he takes a Goldman Sachs tote even though he brought a McKinsey duffel with him from New York, he is entitled to the Wayfarers and the copy of “The Fountainhead” found therein.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Times Union (Albany, NY)

Ph.d. level.

  1. Two sisters compete for the love of King Henry VIII. 8. A sweeping tale of the desert planet Arrakis. 9. Howard Roark is an individualistic young architect.
Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Tuesday 19 August 2014
David Roth, Yahoo! Sports

… dry-drunk scions of old dynasties and grandiose telecom dudes and taut-faced petro-types, various open-collared local swells that use the Internet poorly and the odd bronzed objectivist from the world of tech…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

…is the result: leading the poll, far and away, is Ayn Rand. She gets a little over 55% of the vote; Eleanor Roosevelt is a distant second at about 10%. What should we make of that? This is an online…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Dan Primack, Fortune

…Kalanick is a noted libertarian who, until recently, used an image from Atlas Shrugged as his Twitter avatar. And now his $18 billion company’s policy efforts will be led by someone who helped put Barack Obama in the White House…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014