Friday 27 May 2016
Donald Kendal, Somewhat Reasonable (Heartland Institute)

Today Donny and John talk about an article from the John Locke Foundation titled “Economics and Environment: NC CON law is central planning beyond Bernie’s wildest dreams.” This article explains the absurdity of Certificate of Need Laws by comparing the industry to the production of computers. The author shows that if the computer industry was as centrally planned as health care facilities, no one would stand for it. Donny compares these CON laws to the draconian “Directive 10-289” rules from Atlas Shrugged.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 27 May 2016
Wednesday 27 April 2016
Aleister, Legal Insurrection
Capitalism   Audio  

Ed Driscoll of Instapundit recently posted a classic interview with Ayn Rand in which she is asked to explain why some people reject capitalism. It’s a little long but fascinating

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Apr 2016
Tuesday 12 April 2016
Jesse Hathaway, Somewhat Reasonable (Heartland Institute)

What do Michelangelo, LeBron James, Steve Jobs, and Bernie Sanders have in common? In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, managing editor and research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with Yaron Brook, the president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute to find out!

Equality is not fair, Brook says, and it’s not an achievable goal in the real world, because everyone has different abilities and skills. Instead of weighing down LeBron James so he’s no better at basketball or make Michelangelo paint left-handed so he’s no better at art than other people, we should embrace the fact that everyone has different talents than everyone else.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Apr 2016
Tuesday 05 April 2016
The Federalist

There is a narrative that we must fight inequality by raising the minimum wage, raising taxes and redistributing wealth. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, suggests that this narrative is wrong and that the real threat to the American Dream is an all-out war on success. Brook coauthored the book Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, and joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain how free markets and limited government can save the American Dream.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Apr 2016
Tuesday 29 March 2016
Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly

Batman v Superman is a movie! Or is it? These and other thought-provoking questions await you in a very special episode of the Entertainment Geekly podcast.… If Superman is God, and Lex Luthor is an atheist, then why does Batman kill people? Can The Fountainhead explain this movie? What’s the difference between mythology and propaganda?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Mar 2016
Friday 25 March 2016
Marty Moss-Coane, Radio Times (WHHY, Philadelphia)

Coming up on today’s edition of Radio Times in Review: we’ll hear Marty’s conversation with ANNE HELLER, author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Mar 2016
Sunday 31 January 2016
Jonathan Holmes, Destructoid

Thanks to Joni and Sean for being on the show, and for letting me yell at them about how The Witness reminds me of The Fountainhead for so long.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Jan 2016
Wednesday 27 January 2016
Ezra Klein, Vox

On J.R.R. Tolkien conservatives and Ayn Rand conservatives: “The J.R.R. Tolkien path is where you find your way through cultural conservatism. His perspective is deeply, culturally conservative — and deeply suspicious of industrialization.

"It literally is the opposite of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which is: ‘The railroads are the most amazing thing human beings have ever done.’ In Middle Earth, railroads are the things orcs would build while tearing up all the beautiful ancient trees.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Jan 2016
Friday 08 January 2016
Lars Molteberg Glomnes, Aftenposten

Til slutt går Sarah Sørheim ut i et forsvar for Ayn Rands litterære kvaliteter.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jan 2016
Thursday 07 January 2016
Sarah Sørheim, Aftenposten

På flyet fra Oslo til Venezia, for å dekke kunstbiennalen der, ble jeg en gang spottet av en kulturpersonlighet som så meg sitte oppslukt i The Fountainhead av Ayn Rand. Min første reaksjon var å forgjeves forsøke gjemme boken, og i det stille forbanne meg selv for at jeg ikke hadde pakket den inn i et mer kulturpolitisk korrekt smussomslag.

Heldigvis viste det seg at vedkommende, som av hensyn til hans rykte skal få være anonym, var like begeistret for boken som meg. Så der satt vi, på et fly stappfullt av kulturfolk, og smugsnakket om Ayn Rand.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Jan 2016
Friday 18 December 2015
Ian Donnis, Rhode Island Public Radio
Audio   Positive  
Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2015
Wednesday 07 October 2015
Tim Cox, ABC Brisbane

Fiona Stager: …I choose not to stock books like Mutant Message Down Under, Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead, and Mein Kampf.


Tim Cox: Ayn Rand! Who I know is a favorite of the very conservative conservatives in the Unites States.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Oct 2015