Randex

Monday 25 August 2014
Roger L Simon, PJ Media

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Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Sunday 24 August 2014

Any time the honor system is used successfully, I think of Ayn Rand—the founder of Objectivism, the academically bankrupt theory of overriding and extreme self-interest. According to her philosophy, the honor system should never work…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Tom Harvey, Salt Lake Tribune

Koerber, meanwhile, said he would review his business options and has announced on Facebook that he’s reviving his “Free Capitalist Project” that has been dormant. In promoting the first conference call for “Free Capitalist” adherents in more than five years, Koerber quoted John Galt, a character in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged"…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Farrukh Saleem, The News (Pakistan)

…preyed (original work in this field was done by Ayn Rand, the Russian-American philosopher and playwright). And why are we corrupt? Answer: Pakistan is corrupt “precisely because it has been ruled by a…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Michael Mammano, Den of Geek!

…I found myself rolling my eyes as Zaheer went on a histrionic tear with the kind of tedious, anti-social rhetoric that would make any Randian stand up and slap a “Who is John Galt?” bumper sticker on their car.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Garfield Higgins, Jamaica Observer

Either we believe that the State exists to serve the individual or that the individual exists to serve the State. — Ayn Rand

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Saturday 23 August 2014
Xan Brooks, The Guardian (London)

She’s like a blend of Marilyn Monroe and the Terminator, as scripted by Ayn Rand. All of which proves rollickingly entertaining – up to a point. Besson delivers the thrills with aplomb…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Dick Behling, Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)

…should that fundamental political axiom be revisited? Would it not be correct for one to think that, as a citizen of the United States, not all of my income is “my own money”? Rather, that one receives some of it to pay taxes — local, state and federal — to continue to enjoy an American life and to assist our land’s indigent, sick and needy in helping them to lead better lives, Ayn Rand’s protestations notwithstanding?

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Catriona Stewart, The Herald (Glasgow)

…stories can alter beliefs and behaviours: from Ayn Rand to Fifty Shades of Grey. Stories are life-changing, so choose wisely. Like Pathetic Edna, you want a joyful ending, and not a bad taste in the…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Neutral
Sean McElwee, Salon

…there is Mollie Hemingway, who claims to be a libertarian, but is anti-choice and rejects gay marriage. She argued that although “‘people should be free to organize their own lifestyle,’ the state had a unique interest in protecting heterosexual marriage, because it was ‘the relationship that’s ordered to producing children.’” She might want to turn to Ayn Rand, who argued that, “but it is improper for the law to interfere with a relationship between consenting adults” and noted that “abortion is a moral right — which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?”

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Jack Butler, Washington Free Beacon

…in Schlicter’s telling, liberalism at its most powerful is also at its most bloated and self-caricatured—some portions of his narrative resemble Atlas Shrugged—which renders it perfectly susceptible to a well-executed conservative insurgency. Yet the book remains utopian. Some aspects stand out as…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Huy Dang, The Examiner

…Perhaps the most vocal and strident of these was Ayn Rand, an unapologetic paladin of unbridled laissez-faire capitalism. Ms. Rand’s most prominent disciple, Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014