Thursday 28 April 2016
James Pethokoukis, The Week

A new Harvard University survey finds that 51 percent of young adults between the ages 18 and 29 say they don’t support capitalism, versus just 42 percent who say they do. Feel the Bern, right?

Yet, oddly, many of those same capitalism skeptics also hold views similar to those of any Ayn Rand-loving free marketeer. For example: Less than a third believe government should play a large role in regulating the economy, reducing income inequality, or stimulating economic growth. Likewise, just a third said they supported socialism.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 28 Apr 2016
Tuesday 29 July 2014
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 over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014