Wednesday 23 July 2014
Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

…capitalism’s patron saints, Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand, going back decades. To fully understand this self-destructive lineage, simply focus your laser on the one admission Greenspan made to Congress…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Jul 2014
Monday 21 July 2014
Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact

As a young man, Greenspan was a member of the inner circle of Ayn Rand, the libertarian thinker and novelist. (Rand would eventually stand with Greenspan when he was sworn in as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in 1974.)

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Jul 2014
Friday 18 July 2014
Jon Talton, Seattle Times - John Talton

…serving another term. Alan Greenspan, acolyte of Ayn Rand, proponent of self-regulating markets and one of the architects of the Great Recession — Congress did fawn over him during the good years. The…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Jul 2014
Monday 14 July 2014
Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News

…a bunch of inflationist Keynesians for years. At a time, there was a slim hope that the central bank would change once Alan Greenspan, a student of Ayn Rand, an objectivist philosopher and proponent of the gold standard, became chairman, but he abandoned his principles and immediately turned on the…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Jul 2014
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Ben Boyce, Sonoma Valley Sun (CA)

The rise of a militant right-wing conservative movement that has adopted large chunks of the libertarian agenda is a sign that the time of political sorting and reckoning is at hand. Avowed libertarian Sen. Rand Paul and Ayn Rand admirer and 2012 vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan are the current leading contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. This is a very live issue.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Jul 2014
Friday 27 June 2014
Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral sports, Arizona Republic (Phoenix)

…that ASU fans are impatient for a return to Omaha, where the Sun Devils last played in the College World Series in 2010. He compared himself to Howard Roark, an architect somewhat modeled after Frank Lloyd Wright (who designed ASU’s Gammage Auditorium) in Ayn Rand’s novel “The Fountainhead.” “Howard…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Jun 2014
Saturday 21 June 2014

…Het gedachtegoed van Ayn Rand komt het best tot zijn recht als het ongenuanceerd de wereld onderverdeeld in helden en slappelingen, wanneer haar denken te zwart-wit wordt om…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Jun 2014
Monday 16 June 2014

…The Libertarian equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls just happened, guys: the Ayn Rand Institute announced today that they discovered a “lost Ayn Rand novel,” and not only will they publish it in July, they will also devote an entire seminar to the subject of Ayn Rand’s secret lost novel. Okay…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Jun 2014
Friday 06 June 2014
JOHN K. WHITE, Counterpunch

…idea of liberty rests in a shared collective versus the Libertarian-fuelled individual solely in charge of his or her world. It’s Karl Marx versus Ayn Rand in a 10-round, knock-down brawl. Rob Urie especially noted the vitriol directed at Piketty, commenting that “A profoundly misguided and tedious…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2008
Sunday 02 June 2013

…the selection of Greenspan, a staunch Republican whose close ties to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism were already well known, drew sharp rebukes from politicians across the aisle. One Democratic representative said that “Greenspan is such an ideologue that he will more than likely cave in to ideological pressures.”

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 02 Jun 2013
Saturday 01 June 2013
Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times (London)

[Larry] Page was displaying, as [Eric] Schmidt often does, a sinister impatience with government, which means, in a liberal democracy, with tried and trusted ways of doing things. Politicians, suicidally, are easily seduced by this – Cameron and Osborne are just two examples. In the midst of a US inquiry into Apple’s tax position, Senator Rand Paul tweeted, “Apple has done more to enrich people’s lives than politicians will ever do.” To believe that is to hand over our fate to the big companies and to abuse the very idea of democracy.

Among some members of the Silicon Valley elites, this is all backed up by an adoration of the excremental novelist and infantile philosopher Ayn Rand. She was a virulent despiser of the state, who once had Alan Greenspan under her influence. Astonishingly, she has recently made a comeback and many technocats ascribe their success to following her quasi-fascist, anti-democratic principles.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 02 Jun 2013
Robert Metz and Robert Vaughan, Just Right (CHRW 94.9 FM, U of Western ON, London)

…clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Topics: 00:07 Journey Into Selfishness: Dr. Yaron Brook, capitalism most moral system, sacrifice, individual pursuit of happiness, rational self interest, socialism, morality, Ayn Rand, cronyism 09:26…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 30 May 2013