Randex

Monday 11 August 2014
Hollywood Reporter

James Manera’s feature based on the novel by Ayn Rand about the U.S. Economy on the brink of collapse. The film, features a cameo by Ron Paul and is set to hit theaters on Sept. 12.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Jillayna Adamson, Huffington Post

In 1987, my father was newly 30, and in the ripe of his moderate obsession with philosopher and writer Ayn Rand. I was baby number three, and in the dead of winter, just six days before Christmas in a town outside Toronto, my father would insist on a little spelling homage in my name. Jillanna, how it is to be said, would be come Jillayna.

That “y,” that little piece of ethical altruism splashed into my name would prove to set the stage for my future. What’s in a name? It turns out, a hell of a lot.

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Samantha Wilson, Film School Rejects

…you’re a diehard Libertarian or the ghost of Ayn Rand herself back from the great beyond come to haunt us all in the spookiest of fashions, you probably haven’t spent that much time paying attention…

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Curtis Tate, Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, SC)

…Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas. Silicon Valley has some Ayn Rand fans, as well. Paul, a libertarian who mounted multiple bids for the presidency, collected more than $1.4 million from tech sector donors. “The…

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Gene Veith, Patheos

…on the right we have the Ayn Rand-style of atheism, with its “virtue of selfishness.”  On the left we have the Utopian atheism of the John Lennon-variety.  But is there also a…

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Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg

…Greenspan’s infatuation with the philosophy of Ayn Rand manifested themselves. He was a free marketer who loved to intervene in the markets, a chief bank regulator who seemingly failed to understand…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 about 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2014