Tuesday 03 June 2014

…of Chrysler’s creditors, Obamacare, etc. — the idea of running for office never crossed Ron Johnson’s mind. He was, however, dry tinder — he calls Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” his “foundational book” — and now is ablaze, in an understated, upper-Midwestern way. This 55-year-old manufacturer of…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 03 Jun 2014
Digital Journal

…Finn, exploring the wondrous Land of Oz with Dorothy, traveling the world’s oceans with Captain Nemo, stopping the motor of the world with John Galt, learning magic with Harry Potter or the Jedi arts with Luke Skywalker, these are the stories that would inspire any of us to imagine.“ "Wizardry,…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 03 Jun 2014
Monday 02 June 2014

…After Atlas shrugged: the dawn of a new day for EU infrastructure investment Lexology (registration) The last 12 months have witnessed a sea change for infrastructure…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 30 May 2014
Robby Soave, Reason

…Wikimedia CommonsIn an exceptional post titled “Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Toast author Mallory Ortberg produced a mashup of the Randian philosophy of Atlas Shrugged and the…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 02 Jun 2014
Sunday 01 June 2014

…piernas de barro. Uno que, desde luego, se opone a toda costa al llamado del espíritu de la nueva época del rendimiento somático o, para decirlo con Ayn Rand, desfigura la pregunta ética del siglo XX: ¿Quién es John Galt? Todo lo que se levanta a partir de este carácter ascético-espiritual-apostólico…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 29 May 2014

…economic recovery and, yet, we lost ground in income and output. The reason is very simple: Atlas is still shrugging. I’m referring, of course, to Ayn Rand’s masterpiece, “Atlas Shrugged,” written more than a half century ago. In that work of fiction, society is driven to the brink of collapse under…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 30 May 2014
Tuesday 20 May 2014
Rusty Humphries, Washington Times

Never stop learning, because an autodidactic is fantastic. Read the Holy Bible or “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, or “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, or works by other great minds, continue your learning and growth. A shallow person believes he has learned it all.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 20 May 2014
Saturday 29 June 2013
Alan Scherstuhl, LA Weekly

Others hem and haw over its trickle-down effect: With the wealthy locked down in their homes, it’s the poor who tend to die on purge night, often at the hands of gangs of “hunters” sporting Occupy-like masks and shouting things like “Die, homeless pig!” The movie disapproves of this behavior, of course, but lends it ugly credence in the implication that the economy is booming thanks to the elimination of what Paul Ryan would call “the takers.” Here at last is the inevitable crossover between Atlas Shrugged and Bumfights.

Posted almost 6 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2013
Sunday 09 June 2013
Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily

Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, has launched a lawsuit against Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA chief Keith Alexander, Verizon Communications chief Lowell McAdam and their agencies over the government’s massive data-mining project utilizing the private phone records of Verizon customers.…

“There is no doubt that this massive illegal seizure had to be authorized and approved at the highest levels of the executive branch, which necessarily leads to the president, attorney general and the director of the NSA,” Klayman said.

“These violations of free speech, prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure, and due process rights are unprecedented in American history. They make the fictional scenarios depicted in the literary works of George Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ and Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ look tame, particularly when coupled with other burgeoning government scandals concerning the IRS, the equally illegal seizure of phone records of Fox News and AP, and other abuses of power.”

Posted about 6 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2013
Friday 07 June 2013
Tim Greene, Network World

Tallinn says that in the world of business he most respects Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. “It’s uncanny how much he resembles Hank Rearden!” he writes. Rearden is a fictional character in the Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged” who founds a steel company that develops an alloy stronger than steel.

Posted about 6 years ago Publication date: 07 Jun 2013
The Examiner

…receive one entry into a drawing for one of five scholarships. And if you miss a question, you can try again! Deadline: August 28, 2013. 3. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors a number of essay contests, the last of which is based on Atlas Shrugged. High school seniors, undergrads and graduate…

Posted about 6 years ago Publication date: 07 Jun 2013

…Jun 03, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) – What: Six days of engaging talks, panel discussions, events and entertainment all centered on the ideas of Ayn Rand Where: The Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel 909 N. Michigan…

Posted about 6 years ago Publication date: 03 Jun 2013