Randex

Wednesday 27 August 2014
Pat Cunningham, Kewanee Star Courier

Ryan’s response was peculiar, not so much for what he included on his list but for what he excluded: There were no books by crackpot political philosopher Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Adam Hanft, Huffington Post

…people. This hit home as I had recently finished Atlas Shrugged. If 141,000 affluent people in CA went “on strike”, CA would be done for… another reason you can’t keep increasing taxes to pay for…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Anthony Bradley, Acton Institute

Wonder if his underlying philosophy is objectivism–good friends with Paul Ryan it seems like. Well I agree whatever charity or welfare–the rich get richer and the poor poorer. Lord Acton says power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely—same…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Moazzam Tahir Minhas, The News International (Pakistan)

No wonder it was dharna of duo- Imran & Qadri that succeeded in giving a jolt to the, ‘Atlas-shrugged reality’ of the collective conglomeration of the Senate and the National Assembly that refuse to pay taxes and are a party to the culture of Corporatocracy consciously cultivated by Mian Sahib over the years and more so, during the last fourteen months.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Jonathan Martin, Daily Beacon (U of TN, Knoxville)

A common fear of government regulation is the thought of losing our capitalistic society.

I’ll let Ayn Rand have a small victory on this thought. Companies and individuals should reserve the right to make choices as they see fit and to act in their best interest. However, regulation does not have to entail government control; it can also be a simple system of checks and balances for the industry.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Stephen Pope, TradingFloor.com

…Krugman could not resist taking a swipe at those thinkers that value free enterprise and genuine wealth creation through inspiration over big government and the dead hand of state interference.

There is no shame in forming an economic opinion based on the broad thrust of an Ayn Rand novel. One only has to read “The Fountainhead” or “Atlas Shrugged” to appreciate the danger of the mediocre forever leaning on the achievements of the creative and talented. Her work expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, capitalism, and the failures of governmental coercion.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Jamie Mullick, Asian Age

In conversation with Jamie Mullick, Ananth talks about his book, the paucity of good Indian books on pleasure, how he ventured into writing, his love for photography, Ayn Rand, among other things. Excerpts: Q: How did you happen to shift from selling books to writing them? A: I used to write short pieces, a bit of…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Tom Johnson, NewsBusters

…and that the “huge omission” from the list was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which Ryan has so often praised to the skies. Chait remarked that Ryan appears to be backing away from his politically…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Vulture Editors, New York Magazine - Vulture

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? The trilogy concludes, with cameo appearances from Ron Paul, Glenn Beck, and Grover Norquist.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Nico Savidge, Cap Times (Madison, WI)

UW-Madison has produced tie-dyed hippies and buttoned-down conservatives; Ayn Rand disciples and, yes, some pro-union socialists.

The plaque at the center of campus gives you an idea why.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

…Paul Ryan thinks about Ayn Rand. (But shh, he doesn’t want anyone to know.) Republican budget boy Paul Ryan just keeps trying to pretend that Ayn Rand is not one of the most…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
The Objective Standard

…a question from Robert: “Why do you and other Objectivists advocate selfishness when that word disturbs so many people? Why not just use the word self-interest or, better yet, rational self-interest?” In…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014