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Wednesday 11 June 2014
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…the director of the school’s BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Program, a bank-branded program intended to give “free-market principles” – and Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism in particular – a leg up in the classroom. The program was started by the Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T),…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
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Adam Weinstein, Gawker

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Taliban’s controversial ex-captive, was speedily dismissed from the Coast Guard for psychological reasons before the Army recruited him, and was reading Atlas Shrugged shortly before he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…was there to show positive feedback. The class she taught that had the greatest impacted was Free Enterprise and Capitalism, as we studied the book ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and the possible problems of government intervention.” Most impactful moment at HPU: “My most memorable moment at HPU was taking on the…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Washington Post

…young man Washington Post Several days after he vanished, a box containing his blue spiral-bound journal, his Apple laptop, a copy of the novel “Atlas Shrugged,” military records and other items arrived at the home of his close friend Kim Harrison, whom Bergdahl designated in… and more…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Stephanie McCrummen, Washington Post

…monster within himself.” Several days after he vanished, a box containing his blue spiral-bound journal, his Apple laptop, a copy of the novel “Atlas Shrugged,” military records and other items arrived at the home of his close friend Kim Harrison, whom Bergdahl designated in his Army paperwork as the…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…to the nation’s capital. Brat, you’ll be delighted to hear, is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College who counts the fantastically nutty Ayn Rand as his intellectual hero. Not another one! Paul Ryan was about as much Randian baloney as we could swallow. But there could be another course…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Charles Huckabee, Chronicle of Higher Education

…Usury and Capitalism?,” published in April 2011 in Interpretation: a Journal of Bible and Theology, and “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand,” presented at a conference in South Carolina in 2010. Mr. Brat told the National Review, in an article published in January, that while he is…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…in,“ Brat said. Cantor responded to Brat’s accusation bysending out his own anti-amnesty campaign literature: 2) Brat co-authored an analysis of Ayn Rand. According tohis CV, Brat co-wrote and presented "An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand” in 2010.“Brat says that while he isn’t a…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 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 almost 4 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 almost 4 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 almost 4 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 almost 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014