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Monday 11 August 2014
Jay Wickersham, Arch Daily

Equally unconvincing is the other extreme, the architect as larger-than-life hero, flailing against an uncomprehending society (i.e., Frank Lloyd Wright). This is the theme of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, and of Wright’s own Autobiography…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
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Kevin Jagernauth, Indie Wire - The Playlist

The trilogy no one really asked for, is coming to an end after no really saw it. Try as they might to tap into the general air of discontent regarding the economy and politics, the producers behind the “Atlas Shrugged” series couldn’t seem to rouse much interest behind their very niche base. The first movie earned a tepid $4.6 million at the box office, and the second took in even less, with $3.3 million. And in a move that Ayn Rand herself would likely have frowned upon, a Kickstarter campaign was enabled for the finale, “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” and the trailer is here to show where that money went. And, it didn’t end up going to much.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Brad Brevet, RopeofSilicon.com

…I’m not sure who exactly saw Atlas Shrugged: Part I in 2011, but it only ended up making $4.6 million at the box office. In 2012 Atlas Shrugged: The Strike was released and only made…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Independent Press (Chatham, NJ)

…Value Connection” (Wiley, 2003), “Atlas Upgrades: Objectivism 2.0” (Create Space, 2013) and is presently working on a novel with a Wall Street setting and a book with Stanford’s Dr. Charles Lee based on the…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Alex Proud, The Telegraph (London)

…companies that make no money with the cult of Ayn Rand (who, as her devotees conveniently forget, lived on Social Security at the end of her life). Recently, in the Valley there has been…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Paul Krugman, New York Times

…much worse than it really is. We’re living in an Ayn Rand novel, they insist. (No, we aren’t.) We have more than a hundred different welfare programs, they tell us, which are wasting vast sums on…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2014
Steve McIntyre, Galveston Daily News

…election. It was loosely based on a fantasy Ayn Rand novel and its heroic job creators and the worthless takers…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Rachel Nolan, New York Times - The 6th Floor

Traditionally, libertarianism was even more of a bastion of white males than the Republican Party — in part because its feeders were the male-dominated habitats of laissez-faire economics, sci-fi, survivalism and video games. (The acolytes of the libertarian writer and Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand were and are primarily young men.)

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Daniel M. Ryan, Enter Stage Right

…of disguise potential, it’s right up there with Atlas Shrugged’s world-moving hero being indistinguishable from a go-nowhere prole. The altcoin jungle, perilous as it is, allows you to “go Galt” in a…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
David Manel, SB Nation - Bucs Dugout

Howard Roark’s Revenge.” These teams are sharing production, but they’re not producing much.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Sunday 10 August 2014
Bill Moss, Hendersonville Lightning

Thirty-two people turned out for the convention, which featured tables stocked with campaign material on everything from gun rights to marijuana to taxes to Ayn Rand’s books.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2014
Willtwain, Daily Kos

Ron Paul adores Ayn Rand and named Rand after her. Rand is a chip off the old block. This fact alone proves the cynical nature of Rand’s push to become president and…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2014