Randex

Friday 19 September 2014
Reinier Gerritsen, Huffington Post

…the book. My second character was intently reading Ayn Rand. Another woman was reading a book from her Kindle device. Unfortunately, Kindle does not display the cover of the book being read, so I will…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2014
Michael Lux, Daily Kos

In a series of big ideological speeches given the first day of their retreat (which Mitch McConnell called “very inspiring”), Charles Koch, his “grand strategist” Richard Fink, and the Charles Koch Institute’s VP for Research and Policy, Will Ruger, laid out a vision of government and society that would be pretty terrifying to anyone this side of Ayn Rand… The minimum wage (which leads to Nazi-ism) should be abolished; homeless people should be told to “get off [their] ass and work hard like we did”; and government should get out of the business of anything except the police force, military, and judicial system- no Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, student loans, clean air or water rules, national or state parks, food safety, Wall Street oversight.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2014
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, The Onion A.V. Club

…producer John Aglialoro’s three-part adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is prime Mystery Science Theater 3000 fodder, cut-rate to the point of incoherence. Composed in large part of stock footage and…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2014
Thom Hartmann, The Big Picture (RT)

Thom talks with Richard Eskow of the Campaign for America’s Future about Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and the real-life Randian experiment gone wrong in Chile.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2014
Jerome McCollom, The Examiner
Atheism  

…by humans.. Satanism seems to be kind of like Ayn Rand Libertarianism. Now, there have been bibles distributed in Orange County, Florida (Orlando) schools. Specifically they have been left for…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2014
Sophia Lee, WORLD Magazine

It’s been a long and painful endeavor for Ayn Rand’s controversial magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, finally to reach the last installment of its film trilogy. It takes an equally long and painful effort to watch Atlas Shrugged III…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
Thursday 18 September 2014
The Economist

…tend to be great team-builders, he says, and not “Randian ‘prime movers’ who claim to be independent of everybody around them.” Nor, despite his optimism about the future, does Mr Thiel fully share Ray…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
Bill Lueders, Green Bay Press Gazette (WI)

“Republicans, with their twisted knack for exalting Jesus in word and Ayn Rand in deed, are on the verge of moral bankruptcy if they have not already arrived,” he writes. “Democrats, having gone decades with nary an…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
Wisconsin Gazette

Rand did not believe in a system in which half-wits inherit oversize fortunes then use them to buy political influence that halts entrepreneurism and innovation in its tracks. In Rand’s capitalist Utopia, the green-energy visionaries would be the heroes and the privileged, fossilized obstructionists to industrial progress would be the villains. David Koch, you are no John Galt.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
Mike Gold, The Riverdale Press (NY)

…and Senators who worship that free-market apostle Ayn Rand not screaming their heads off about this…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
Richard (RJ) Eskow, Huffington Post

…and abetted by the political class. The cult of Ayn Rand-style libertarianism has infused much of the right with a fanatical belief in the infallibility of executive greed. Democrats in the Bill…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
John Walters, Newsweek

Cobb is an unabashed economic evangelist, Dagny Taggart (from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged) with a twist of social consciousness.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014