Randex

Wednesday 11 June 2014

…bank BB&T’s charitable foundation and inaugurated in 2008, colleges teach a curriculum that promotes free-market economics, and notably, the ideas of Ayn Rand. The man behind the program, former BB&T chairman and CEO John Allison has described the curriculum as a way of helping save America from…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Tuesday 10 June 2014

…Seminary. His academic interests are similarly eclectic; they range from the business climate in Virginia to test scores in Eastern Europe to Ayn Rand. Two main themes emerged in Brat’s work: why some countries are rich and others are poor, and the relationship between ethics and economics. “…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Tim Murphy, Mother Jones

…34-point lead over Brat. Cantor became the first majority leader to lose a primary in 115 years. So who is Brat? A libertarian economist—but not a Randian. Per Betsy Woodruff’s January profile in National Review: He chairs the department of economics and business at Randolph-Macon College and heads its…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014
Nick Gillespie, Reason

…Todd KraininAyn Rand on the objective (Objectivist?) value of cats, in a 1966 letter to the editors of Cat Fancy magazine. Dear Miss Smith, You ask whether I own cats or simply enjoy them, or both….

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014

…Ann Boulais, who handled the proof listening and digital cataloging duties, my latest contribution to this ever growing collection is a recording of Ayn Rand’s Anthem. Ayn Rand is best known for her classics Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Fans of such modern bestsellers as The City of Ember…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jun 2014
Sunday 08 June 2014
Michael Schaus, Town Hall

…liberal, one of two things will likely happen next: Either they will immediately get on their smartphone and download the unabridged version of Atlas Shrugged, or (more likely) they will roll their eyes and mutter something about “the man” rigging the system. But, hey… At least you tried. Now, I’m…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2014
Saturday 07 June 2014
FRANK MIELE/Daily Inter Lake, Daily Interlake (Kalispell, MT)

…The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one of the most recent government agencies created by Congress in homage to the oppressive world of “Atlas Shrugged,” was in the news last month because it announced (in showy communist self-criticism fashion) that it had been guilty of massive discrimination…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Jun 2014
Karen Hardy, Canberra Times

…recent roles he’s gone from lawmaker in an alien world, to Louisiana werewolf in True Blood, to New York executive in Ugly Betty, to steel magnate in Atlas Shrugged, to a SAS officer in The Killer Elite, to a prisoner who believes he’s Jesus Christ in The City of Gardens. “It’s very easy to find a…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 May 2014
The Week

…simple. If you’re sitting around feeling depressed because you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, you might want to pick up a copy of Atlas Shrugged. But if you’re spending your life engaged in zero-sum competition with coworkers or political opponents, it might behoove you to pick up Adam…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2014
Friday 06 June 2014

…There is a term for the seismic changes occurring in medtech and the broader healthcare marketplace today: I call it the “Atlas Shrugged” moment. Atlas of course is the Greek mythological figure charged with carrying the planet on his shoulders. Imagine him shrugging: If he does,…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter II The time has come for the first of The Speeches. These are Ayn Rand’s infamous filibusters in which the action comes to a halt so that one of her characters can deliver a lengthy philosophical lecture expounding…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2014
Thursday 05 June 2014
Esquire

…with Cameron, I was surprised to be stopped by Mr. Stein, the economics teacher who I had mostly never noticed. He had a gift for me. A copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. (Come on—don’t say you didn’t suspect i would lean just a tad to the right?) “If the best among us choose to take the day off,”…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2014