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Wednesday 27 August 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Monday 25 August 2014
Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

From Jon Chait, responding to Paul Ryan’s list of favorite books about economics and democracy—which notably fails to include his former favorite book, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

Paul Ryan was asked by the Week to list his six favorite books about economics and democracy. The request was a bit mischievous, as Ryan has tried (since his ascension from backbencher to his current role as chief ideologist of the Republican party) to downplay his love of Ayn Rand and her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged. And now, the volume that Ryan once handed out to all his staffers, listed as one of his three most frequently reread books of any kind and cited as the entire reason he got into public service, no longer makes the top six list of books on politics and economics.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Zoltan Istvan, Huffington Post

Freedom is no longer some high school kid being inspired by Atlas Shrugged. Freedom changes with time and evolution of technology. Don’t hold it hostage to 20th Century philosophers…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Sunday 24 August 2014
Tom Harvey, Salt Lake Tribune

Koerber, meanwhile, said he would review his business options and has announced on Facebook that he’s reviving his “Free Capitalist Project” that has been dormant. In promoting the first conference call for “Free Capitalist” adherents in more than five years, Koerber quoted John Galt, a character in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel “Atlas Shrugged"…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Michael Mammano, Den of Geek!

…I found myself rolling my eyes as Zaheer went on a histrionic tear with the kind of tedious, anti-social rhetoric that would make any Randian stand up and slap a “Who is John Galt?” bumper sticker on their car.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014