Randex

Thursday 28 August 2014
John Engle, Somewhat Reasonable (Heartland Institute)

…comments hold frightful echoes of the statists Ayn Rand describes in Atlas Shrugged, officials and bureaucrats who would shackle the productive power of individuals to what they perceive to be the “public good.”.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
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Adam Weinstein, Gawker

Atlas Shrugged readers remember Galt’s Gulch as the rural refuge where Ayn Rand’s Real Men of Genius spurned American socialism for their own anti-leftist paradise. Some inspired libertarians have set up a real-life Galt’s Gulch in Chile. Unregulated capitalism, though, is presenting some problems!

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Guido Lauwaert, Knack.be

…Dat Ivo van Hove de roman The Fountainhead wilde vertonelen is niet verwonderlijk. Wat de ziel van het boek is, is ook die van hem en geeft zeer goed weer hoe hij staat tegenover de overheid…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Jacobo Corujeira, Vozpopuli

…hacia la ‘Arcadia tecnológica’ anticipada por Ayn Rand y soñada por los grandes capitalistas de Internet. Mientras llega el momento del referéndum, en EEUU los medios se entretienen haciendo…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Wednesday 27 August 2014
PR.com

It is this western republic, founded upon the capitalist ideals of Ayn Rand, where the story unfolds. As a tribute to Rand’s novel “Anthem,” in which the pronoun “I” is banned by law, the citizens of this “Randian Republic of Atlantis” have…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Mark Alexander, Patriot Post

Huxley’s utopian apparition contrasted that of George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian narrative, “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” and that of Ayn Rand in her 1957 work, “Atlas Shrugged,” but all three were, and remain, significant expositions of the loss of Liberty and its inevitable terminus in tyranny.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Pat Cunningham, Kewanee Star Courier

Ryan’s response was peculiar, not so much for what he included on his list but for what he excluded: There were no books by crackpot political philosopher Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Adam Hanft, Huffington Post

…people. This hit home as I had recently finished Atlas Shrugged. If 141,000 affluent people in CA went “on strike”, CA would be done for… another reason you can’t keep increasing taxes to pay for…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Stephen Pope, TradingFloor.com

…Krugman could not resist taking a swipe at those thinkers that value free enterprise and genuine wealth creation through inspiration over big government and the dead hand of state interference.

There is no shame in forming an economic opinion based on the broad thrust of an Ayn Rand novel. One only has to read “The Fountainhead” or “Atlas Shrugged” to appreciate the danger of the mediocre forever leaning on the achievements of the creative and talented. Her work expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, capitalism, and the failures of governmental coercion.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Tom Johnson, NewsBusters

…and that the “huge omission” from the list was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which Ryan has so often praised to the skies. Chait remarked that Ryan appears to be backing away from his politically…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Vulture Editors, New York Magazine - Vulture

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? The trilogy concludes, with cameo appearances from Ron Paul, Glenn Beck, and Grover Norquist.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

…Paul Ryan thinks about Ayn Rand. (But shh, he doesn’t want anyone to know.) Republican budget boy Paul Ryan just keeps trying to pretend that Ayn Rand is not one of the most…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014