Randex

Friday 22 August 2014
Savannah Morning News

Now let’s consider the Republicans. Sen. “Ayn” Rand Paul sings these days as if he has Potomac fever. So, for that matter, does Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But, turning over the “It’s my turn” card…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Raana Shah, The News (Pakistan)

…that trickles downwards from the top. The Atlas Shrugged insane reality that consists of our representatives in the National Assembly and Senate insisting they are poor and practically destitute as per…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Robert Jedrzejewski, Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh)

Ron Raymond tirelessly advocates the Ayn Rand/Milton Friedman economic philosophies and constantly faults President Obama for failure to understand and exercise this retrograde thinking. He is usually incisive and gently articulate, but his recent letter…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
G. Joseph McLiney, Kansas City Star (MO)

Ayn Rand wrote, “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission….” It’s clear Kansas City has reached that point.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Ty Andros, Market Oracle

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” - Ayn Rand

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Andrew Scott, The National (Abu Dhabi)

What is your philosophy towards money? I’m not going to use my own words to answer this but Ayn Rand’s words because she says it better than anyone else. “So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
DSWright, Firedoglake

…after founder Travis Kalanick made his devotion to Ayn Rand and her beliefs known. Enter Plouffe, now in charge of “UBER THE CANDIDATE,” as the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick put it in a…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Simon Abrams, New York Magazine - Vulture

…that the city’s pervasive corruption has a Randian quality to it. That is, the people are both products and architects of their debased environment like The Fountainhead’s Howard Roark builds…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Mike Lynn, The Chattanoogan (TN)

“Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” - Ayn Rand.

I’m not too sure anyone would call a partnership between government and big business free market capitalism.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Edwina E. McCall, Florida Times-Union

…working hard is a dirty term in this country today.

Our country has a problem.

It is becoming like the book “Atlas Shrugged.”

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Paul Krugman, New York Times
Paul Ryan  

…faith in the inability of government to do anything positive is a central tenet of the conservative creed. Carving out an exception for monetary policy — “Government is always the problem, not the solution, unless we’re talking about the Fed cutting interest rates to fight unemployment” — may just be too subtle a distinction to draw in an era when Republican politicians draw their economic ideas from Ayn Rand novels.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Thomas Swan, FlickSided

…for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 9. The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999) The film stars Helen Mirren as philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand, who engages in an affair with a psychologist 25 years her junior by…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014