Randex

Sunday 13 December 2015
Positive
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…A 1966 letter by Ayn Rand about cats recently turned up in the news, apparently showing up first in a tweet by Mallory Ortberg, then in a blog post by Marina Galperina…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Jun 2014
Tuesday 30 June 2015
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

Yet another academic has defamed Ayn Rand, and yet more publications have featured the defamation. Smears of Rand are commonplace these days in popular, leftist, and conservative publications…. The latest smear, by Boston College professor Alan Wolfe, is one of the most outrageous.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jun 2015
Tuesday 07 April 2015
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

Rights are not merely what some group or government says they are; rights are objective principles recognizing people’s proper freedom of action in a social context. (For details, see “Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society.”)

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Apr 2015
Saturday 20 December 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

Among the many absurdities in Jonathan Coppage’s recent article for The American Conservative, “The End of Ownership and the Obsolescence of Ayn Rand,” is Coppage’s claim that Rand no longer matters because the producers of physical goods no longer matter. Rand “doesn’t matter,” writes Coppage, because she “is an artifact of the industrial age, when Hank Rearden could smelt his steel with manly independence and grant himself delusions of standing apart from and above the world as a ‘maker.’”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Dec 2014
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

Congressman Steny Hoyer, the Democrats’ minority whip, recently blasted House Republicans for not being sufficiently “bipartisan,” Roll Call reports. More interesting than Hoyer’s specific complaints about Republicans is his criticism of Ayn Rand, whom he blames for the Republicans’ unwillingness to compromise…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 30 Sep 2014
Saturday 20 September 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

That Salon has again published an attack on Ayn Rand is no surprise; many on the left are obsessed with attacking Rand—a trend that indicates the growing cultural influence of her ideas. At least the latest such attack, written by CJ Werleman, is not nearly as nasty as are previous Salon articles; however, Werleman still misrepresents Rand’s ideas and thus attacks a straw-man.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 20 Sep 2014
Saturday 13 September 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

I could spend pages describing the flaws of Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?, but there’s no point in doing so. Instead, I’ll mention only a few of the more obvious problems.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Sunday 07 September 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…as religious conservatives routinely misrepresent Ayn Rand’s ideas—often wildly so—and then mock the straw men of their own creation. Although one might have expected better from PJ Media, Andrew Klavan…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 07 Sep 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

Leftists as well as religious conservatives routinely misrepresent Ayn Rand’s ideas—often wildly so—and then mock the straw men of their own creation. Although one might have expected better from PJ Media, Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle take the same approach in their recent PJ video.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 07 Sep 2014
Monday 25 August 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…journalists and pundits routinely misrepresent Ayn Rand’s ideas in order to smear her; see Daniel Wahl’s recent post for a number of examples. The latest smear comes from an article by Bijan Stephen…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Positive
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…out, Ryan’s plan is contrary to the principles of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, some of which Ryan has claimed to embrace. Rand recognizes that a person has a moral right to keep and spend his wealth according…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Sunday 22 June 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…Image of Carl Menger: Wikimedia Commons After TOS Blog published my article, “Ayn Rand Was Right: Cats Are Objectively Valuable,” several people challenged this idea on Facebook, claiming that the theory of objective value I…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Jun 2014