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Friday 29 August 2014
Duane Dudek, Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?“ Third chapter in film based on Ayn Rand novel about self-determinism…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Martin Willoughby, Mississippi Business Journal

…down.”Favorite books: Rising Tide by John Barry; Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.Proudest moment as a leader: “I’ve had several people that I have managed go on to have great careers. Playing a part in other people…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Mike Bunge, KIMT

By the early 1980s, the individualism that was a form of freedom and rebellion against oppressive thinking and tradition had begun to degenerate into a Randian celebration of the one with no room for anyone else.  Think of the movie stars since 1980 and how many of them are solo acts with disposable co-stars…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Michael Roddy, Yahoo! News

…He is the ultimate social Darwinist, or perhaps Ayn Rand follower, who has only scorn for anyone who failed to read the fine print of their mortgage contract or is sentimentally attached to a home…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Stephen Whitty, Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)

…not to just concentrate on Gandolfini. ALSO: The Ayn Rand epic continues with “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?”… “Dolphin Tale 2” splashes back adorably… Taraji P. Henson fights off an attack in “…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Charlie Tyson, Inside Higher Ed

In 2009 it lost $4 million – a bracing reminder of the market’s brutality that accords with the company’s Randian name, but not its long-term budgeting. Anthem estimated its assets at between $1 million and $10 million, according to its bankruptcy filing.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Anne Perkins, The Guardian (London)

…still distant, such as the death of the party. If Ayn Rand had ever imagined a Britain that was not so sunk in welfarism it was beyond saving, she might have imagined Carswell as a kind of Howard Roark for Westminster, who will do politics only on his own terms. This is fine in the pages of a polemical novel, and an excellent thing for democracy in a parliament that often appears full of placemen.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Thursday 28 August 2014
Adi Robertson, The Verge

…it at some point in their life. Its “underwater Ayn Rand” premise is great, it contains one of the most memorable video game speeches of all time, and the combination of conventional weapons…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Sam Kieldsen, Stuff

The game, which blends horror with philosophical musings on Objectivism and the very act of playing videogames, sees you exploring Rapture, a once-Utopian city that has since fallen to anarchy and terror. During your adventure you’ll biologically…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
John Engle, Somewhat Reasonable (Heartland Institute)

…comments hold frightful echoes of the statists Ayn Rand describes in Atlas Shrugged, officials and bureaucrats who would shackle the productive power of individuals to what they perceive to be the “public good.”.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
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Adam Weinstein, Gawker

Atlas Shrugged readers remember Galt’s Gulch as the rural refuge where Ayn Rand’s Real Men of Genius spurned American socialism for their own anti-leftist paradise. Some inspired libertarians have set up a real-life Galt’s Gulch in Chile. Unregulated capitalism, though, is presenting some problems!

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 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 almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014