Randex

Monday 04 August 2014
Eddie Scarry, Mediaite

…on a new social media site he co-founded, “Galt.io”: Lewis who has long complained about the heavy hand of government is apparently living up to his word and is “Going Galt” – a phrase derived…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Aug 2014
Ben Gilbert, Engadget
BioShock  

…stopover in Rapture wasn’t enough to sate your Randian desires, 2K Games’ China studio is currently in the process of moving the original BioShock from last-gen consoles and PC to iOS. Like XCOM: Enemy…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Aug 2014
Rachel Shteir, Chronicle of Higher Education

…should stop borrowing from the government. Like Howard Roark in The Fountainhead (which a fan sent her after her essay appeared), she seems to argue that education should be for the privileged few. “Not every…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Aug 2014
bhfrik, Daily Kos

…that he was not a threat because he lived by an “objectivist libertarian moral code.” Where are the NRA lawyers when you need them? Objectivist moral code? That is straight out of the Ayn Rand playbook. Kibby’s…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Aug 2014
Sunday 03 August 2014
Theodore Sayeed, Mondoweiss
Atheism  

…only consideration that should inform morality. Ayn Rand, grand dame of another generation of atheists, declared the Palestinians savages. Now Harris declares them barbarians. Atheism used to be…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
Negative
Sean McElwee, Salon

…"family-friendly" values are tough to reconcile with the market – one of the most anti-family institutions (there is a reason the Atlas Society, which exists to forward Randian ideas, harbors an open disdain for the family).

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Aug 2014
Thomas Frank, Salon

…because we are afraid. We do it because the John Galts who rule us won’t have it any other way. If we want them to create jobs, we must do as they instruct.I am sure that the next few corporate scandals…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Aug 2014
Saturday 02 August 2014
Steve Serby, New York Post

…bigger than that. Q: What’s your favorite book? A: Ayn Rand wrote a book called The Fountainhead, and she also wrote Atlas Shrugged. Q: If you could go back to any point in history, where would you want…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
Peggy Deamer, New York Times

Frank Gehry once said that if we didn’t have starchitects, architects (and architecture) wouldn’t be in the media at all. But this kind of coverage, even when positive, we don’t need. It perpetuates a Howard Roarkian image that makes most of us architects cringe — not the least because of the uber-capitalist, Ayn Rand alignment — and also deflates a more productive optimism within the profession that sees these arrogant acts as old school.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
ej heinemann, Daily Kos

…I remember reading Ayn Rand many summers ago after my freshman year in college. I read “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” At that time they seemed to make sense…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014

Is it time to put a woman on our paper currency? President Obama went on record today saying it’s a “pretty good idea.” … Well, if Congress is taking suggestions… who do you think should get the honor? Take our poll…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
Bill Barnett, The Phuket Insider

…these concrete behemoths. We need the anti-hero Howard Roark from Ayn Rand’s tome The Fountainhead to deal with these non-functioning disasters. My quandary, however, is not with cheap real estate or even…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014