Randex

Tuesday 12 August 2014
Theo Kitchener, Infoshop News

We have to have alternatives to show people, otherwise the dominant utopian narrative remains that of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (in 2009, just after the global financial crisis hit, it was the top-selling fictional novel on Amazon.com and had sold over…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
Dave Huber, The College Fix

…on the show, and that she was a “garden-variety Ayn Rand acolyte” as a Pepperdine sophomore. The comment posted on the left-leaning political blog was posted under the username “Prof B in LA.” The…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
Whitney Irick, Pepperdine University Graphic

Prof B in LA: …She was only a garden-variety college sophomore Ayn Rand acolyte back then. Now it appears she’s gone Full Retard.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
Broadway World

…Parker with Jennifer Lopez and Nick Nolte, and Atlas Shrugged Part 2 with Samantha Morton. On TV he has starred as a series regular in numerous shows including Studio 5B with Jeffrey Tambor; Closeup News…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
Bill Tieleman, The Tyee (BC)

Emery identifies most closely as a right-wing libertarian, not a social democrat.

“My mentor is Ayn Rand,” he told The Georgia Straight in 2007, talking about the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
Andrew Quinn, The Federalist

When the notoriously left-leaning Washington Post declares that “Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan so bipartisan it doesn’t sound like he’s running in 2016,” it’s safe to say we aren’t dealing with the Ayn Rand reincarnation that partisans like Paul Krugman claim is Ryan’s true self. Now, there are certainly honest objections to the plan’s boldest step…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
J.D. Tuccille, Reason
Rand Paul  

…Are libertarians just Ayn Rand-obsessed pot smokers who want to hide their money from the tax man? That’s what many critics of the libertarian movement, and its seemingly…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
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Heather Hamel, WMUR (Manchester, NH)
Mixed  

During Kibby’s arrest on the trespassing and assault charges, Conway police seized the pistol he was carrying at the time. In a petition to the court to get the Ruger LC9 returned, Kibby called the seizure “an immoral and irrational unconstitutional restriction of my civil rights.”

He also called any suggestion that he is a danger to the public “absurd and not credible based upon my character and my objectivist libertarian moral code.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Monday 11 August 2014
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times

…judge’s decision was a fairly reasonable assessment of the uncomfortable relationship between capitalism and the socialist-minded NCAA.

The judge said players should be paid for use of their names, images and likeness while in college, yet fell short of turning college sports into the free-market Ayn Rand Institute.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Rod Dreher, The American Conservative - State of the Union

…when political differences are reduced to good and evil, life and death, the stakes are all that much higher. I can almost appreciate their desire to make me see the light, their hope that one more reading of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged or Frederich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom might get me there. It won’t. FL Transplant: I have some relatives that retired and…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Paul Bond, Hollywood Reporter

…The newest trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? focuses on the steamy romantic relationship between title character and protagonist Dagny Taggart, and features a quick image of former presidential…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Ted Siefer, Yahoo! News

Kibby is being held on a $1 million cash bail. The charges against him, he wrote in a letter to the court, were “not credible based upon my character & my objectivist libertarian moral code.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014