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Thursday 12 June 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 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review Online

…cause of my becoming a conservative. In the early ’90s, I had conservative friends who were trying to pull me away from liberalism by putting Atlas Shrugged and NR into my hands. Rand didn’t stick, but NR did. Never before had I been exposed to a well-considered case against national health insurance,…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing

…friend Kim Harrison several days after he disappeared in Afghanistan,“ reports the WaPo. "Inside was Bergdahl’s laptop computer, a journal, a copy of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and a cracked Kindle, as well as military papers in which Bergdahl named Harrison as the person who would receive his body…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Francis X. Donnelly, The Detroit News

…his work and personal life, acquaintances said. He has described himself as a free-market, Milton Friedman economist who has been influenced by “Atlas Shrugged.” The Ayn Rand novel, often cited by pols to show their libertarian or conservative bona fides, promotes individualism and free markets. Richard…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Wednesday 11 June 2014

…the 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 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…June 11, 2014, 1:10 p.m. EDT Current Cat Fancy editor Susan Logan with the charter issue of Cat Fancy. When one thinks of Ayn Rand, one often thinks philosopher, writer of such works as “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” One does not usually associate her with the…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Marina Strauss AND Boyd Erman, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

…board – he doesn’t respond well to that,” a source said. An example of an idea generated by Mr. Wilson was the move by Lululemon in 2011 to have the Ayn Rand reference “Who is John Galt?” printed on the retailer’s bags, without management’s blessing. The board did not find that and other initiatives…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
FOXNews.com

…Several days after he vanished, Bergdahl’s close friend, Kim Harrison, received a box containing his journal, laptop computer, a copy of the novel “Atlas Shrugged,” military records and other items, Harrison told the Post. She said she shared the material with the newspaper because she was concerned the man…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Times Higher Education (London)

…if given the chance, bore a real live politician to distraction”. The first novel to put Parliament at its heart was, Steven Fielding believes, John Galt’s The Member, published in 1832, the year of the Great Reform Act. Charles Dickens was the first to depict an election in The Pickwick Papers, five…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Mark Felsenthal, Yahoo! News

…Republican and a college professor who has written about the role of religion in economic growth. He is also a fan of the pro-capitalist novelist Ayn Rand. Here are some facts about Brat: ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS PROFESSOR WITH DIVINITY DEGREE Brat, 49, is an economics professor at 1,300-student…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
MSN Money

…Factbox: Tea Party activist Brat is economist and Ayn Rand fan MSN Money The program, known as “The Moral Foundations of Capitalism,” is intended to further the ideas Rand outlined in her novel, “Atlas…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

…to stay afloat, that bank took a $3.1 billion bailout from the Bush administration.   At the helm of the bank at that time was John Allison, an Ayn Rand-loving CEO. According to The Street, during his time as CEO of BB&T, Allison regularly used the BB&T Charitable Foundation, “to provide grants…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014