Randex

Wednesday 11 June 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
Stephanie McCrummen, Idaho Statesman (Boise)

…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

…his patrol base in Afghanistan in 2009, he sent a box to Harrison containing his blue spiral-bound journal, his laptop computer, a copy of the novel “Atlas Shrugged,” and other items, McCrummen reported. The journal in that box played a key role in her story. In a follow up interview with The Post on…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Esquire

…came from John Allison, the former CEO of BB&T (a financial-services company) who now heads the Cato Institute. The two share an affinity for Ayn Rand: Allison is a major supporter of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Brat co-authored a paper titled “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Joe Coscarelli, New York Magazine

…a “a calculating deserter.” The Washington Post today published excerpts from Bergdahl’s journal, which he mailed along with a laptop and his copy of Atlas Shrugged, to his close friend Kim Harrison just before leaving his post and getting captured in the summer of 2009. “Trying to keep my self togeather,” he…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…in eastern Afghanistan. … 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
National Journal

…on micro- and macroeconomics, public finance, and business ethics. And he co-authored a paper titled, “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand”. Back in January, Brat told the National Review that while he doesn’t consider himself a Randian, “he has been influenced by Atlas Shrugged and…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Michael Santoli, Yahoo Finance - The Daily Ticker

…), the tenth-largest bank-holding company in the country. The program is rooted in the libertarian “pure capitalist” teachings of writer-philosopher Ayn Rand and was created by BB&T‘s former longtime chief executive and current Cato Institute president John A. Allison, a key patron of the Ayn Rand

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
TPM - Editor’s Blog

…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 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014