Randex

Tuesday 15 November 2016

…A fire-breathing libertarian and disciple of Ayn Rand in his youth who once called the Fed’s creation a historic mistake, Mallaby shows how Greenspan reinvented himself as a pragmatist once in power…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 15 Nov 2016
Friday 11 November 2016
Stephen R. C. Hicks, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

…became a passionate advocate of her philosophy, Objectivism. Rand’s philosophy is in the Aristotelian tradition, with that tradition’s emphasis upon metaphysical naturalism, empirical reason in epistemology…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 04 Nov 2016
Wednesday 09 November 2016
Jeff Madrick, The Nation

…spending and regulation that he shared with Ayn Rand and economists like Milton Friedman. Mallaby, a right-of-center economics commentator and former contributing editor to the Financial Times…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 09 Nov 2016
Tuesday 08 November 2016

…as an acolyte of the cultish libertarian novelist, Ayn Rand, through his controversial relationship with Richard Nixon and successive presidents, Greenspan was the ultimate Washington wise man, the quiet…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 08 Nov 2016
Saturday 05 November 2016
The Guardian (London)

…it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” Ayn Rand, author of romance novels for business moguls, became a movement icon with her depictions of rugged capitalist heroes taking on wimpy liberals…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 05 Nov 2016
Monday 31 October 2016

…he made the acquaintance of the novelist Ayn Rand, who briefly turned him into a disciple. As a so-called Objectivist, Greenspan was, in principle, absolutely committed to free-market capitalism…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 31 Oct 2016
Friday 28 October 2016
MoneyWeek

…s childhood through his spell as an acolyte of Ayn Rand to his leadership of the Federal Reserve and on to “the post-crisis collapse of his reputation”. It also “throws a sharp light on American…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 28 Oct 2016
Tuesday 18 October 2016

…words. The first three made famous by the novelist Ayn Rand: “Selfish is good;” the second four: President Reagan’s pronouncement that “government is the problem.” Rand was an immigrant from Russia who…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 18 Oct 2016

…Alan Greenspan’s intellectual journey began with Ayn Rand, who was introduced to him by his first wife in 1953. The marriage was brief, but the relationship with Rand proved enduring. After the Wells…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 18 Oct 2016
Monday 17 October 2016
The New Yorker

…still flourishing today. And the Russian émigrée Ayn Rand and her young “collective,” including Alan Greenspan, gathered at her Murray Hill apartment on Saturday nights to hear fresh pages of her novel…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 17 Oct 2016
Saturday 15 October 2016
Richard Beales, Jewish Daily Forward (New York)

…Mallaby charts Greenspan’s evolution from an objectivist disciple of novelist Ayn Rand – someone who would never have countenanced bailing anything or anyone out – to a much more liberal and pragmatic…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 15 Oct 2016
Friday 14 October 2016
Alan Murray, Washington Post

…he became vilified as a man who, blinded by Ayn Randian ideology, refused to acknowledge clear signs of the coming mortgage crisis and, instead of saving the world, pushed it into unprecedented chaos…

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 13 Oct 2016