Friday 25 July 2014
Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News

What happened to Alan Greenspan? Before helming the Federal Reserve System, Greenspan was an objectivist, a student of Ayn Rand, a proponent of sound money and the Gold Standard and a critic of central economic planning. When he entered the Fed, he became obsessed with bubbles, manipulating markets, aiding Wall Street and hurting the dollar.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Jul 2014
Thursday 24 July 2014

…the gold standard and economic freedom for Ayn Rand’s Objectivist newsletter, and is no doubt familiar with the work of Austrian economists, would certainly be challenged by the deans of the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Jul 2014
Wednesday 23 July 2014
P. J. O’Rourke, Daily Beast

Making fun of each other’s views is a libertarian sport. And since we libertarians are not, for the most part, athletic types – let alone team players – making fun of each other’s views may be the only libertarian sport.

Randians think the simple notion of keeping your hands to yourself can be forged into a philosophy. Gold Bugs consider U.S. currency a magic act with the dollar mysteriously levitated on the world economic stage. Strict Constructionists believe the Constitution was carved in stone by a higher power instead of penned on paper by guys in Philadelphia. And maybe all of them are right.

It would take a demagogue with a powerful ideology to convince people to make the necessary sacrifices for libertarianism. But libertarians disapprove of demagoguery and consider ideology to be nobody’s business but your own. I guess Ayn Rand was a sort of a libertarian demagogue. But she attracted Alan Greenspan, not crowds.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Jul 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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