Randex

Wednesday 30 July 2014
Positive
S.E. Cupp, CNN

He’s said that he considers himself an “independent, leaning to libertarian,” who’s read Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” three times.

But one can hardly imagine Rand extolling the patriotic virtues of paying taxes – which she likened to government theft – as Cuban has. Or urging Michael Bloomberg, the world’s most invasive manny, to run for president, which Cuban also did.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Mixed
John Koziol, Union Leader (Manchester, NH)
Mixed  

…not credible based upon my character & my objectivist libertarian moral code.” On the same day that he made the request to have his handgun returned, Kibby filed what he titled a “criminal incident report…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Negative
Robert Wright, Bonner County Daily Bee (Sandpoint, ID)
Negative  

…also has a Supreme Court largely in league with Ayn Rand’s rejected ideas. I agree with Nancy Pelosi — this Supreme…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
James Pethokoukis, AEIdeas (American Enterprise Institute)

The Ayn Rand Institute is disappointed in Paul Ryan. Here the House Budget Chairman goes to all the trouble of rolling out an anti-poverty plan, and he somehow forgets to obliterate the safety net. What gives? Does Ryan remember nothing from the Ayn Rand reading of his youth? Someone delete the “Summa Theologica“ off his iPad, ASAP!

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources
Negative  

Another book that follows on a previous Abrams title is “The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis,” by Darryl Cunningham, the creator of “How to Fake a Moon Landing.” Cunningham started out by researching the economic crisis of 2008, Kochman said, and he traced the roots of it back to Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Negative
Megan Garber, The Atlantic Monthly

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is the game that Ayn Rand might have written, had Ayn Rand lived in the age of the smartphone and been a fan of bodycon skirts. It is what happens when objectification gives way to objectivism. “This game is so freakin stupid,” iTunes customer Dmon555 complained, before giving it a 5-star rating.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Mixed
Steve Thorngate, The Christian Century
Paul Ryan   Mixed  

Ordinarily, when Paul Ryan puts something out about poverty and social spending, the response is predictable and polarized. The senior House Republican and 2012 vice presidential nominee likes Ayn Rand and small government and racially coded criticism. We know what box to put him in.

Not this time.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Paul Mirengoff, Power Line

The libertarian movement apparently is divided over Hamas and Israel. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, has made a libertarian case against Hamas. In essence, the case is this: Hamas stands behind an ideology which expressly seeks to deprive individuals of their rights.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Mixed
WPTZ (Burlington, VT)
Mixed  

…and not credible based upon my character and my objectivist libertarian moral code.“Before last week’s appearance, Kibby most recently pleaded guilty in December 2013 to a charge of possession of marijuana. He…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Walter Hudson, PJ Media

…is explored in a recent episode of The Peikoff Podcasts by Ayn Rand Institute executive director Yaron Brook. Answering why so many professing libertarians are anti-Israel, Brook explained: I…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Mixed

Paul Ryan is a lawmaker that people love to hate. He’s got that Midwestern good-boy affect. He’s into P90x and has a body that power squatters loathe. He reportedly had his interns read books by the cartoonish hater of altruism and “moochers,” Ayn Rand. He is slick and attractive — and to his enemies, he is all the more repellant for that.

But with his latest, tentative attempt at defining an anti-poverty agenda for the right and his party, he has revealed himself to be what earnest commentators have always wanted: A politician who listens to them.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014
Positive
Luke Johnson, Financial Times (London)

Another candidate would be the novelist Ayn Rand, who wrote best-selling works such as Atlas Shrugged. She promoted the concept of a rugged form of individualism, as epitomised by her fictional heroes Howard Roark and John Galt. Each battled against the forces of collectivism and corporatism. Rand was an émigré from Russia, and forever found the appearance of Manhattan a demonstration of the power of human enterprise.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014