Irish Independent (Dublin)
…”) to the damning (“the album equivalent of a faked orgasm,”) and worse (“not just irritating but almost morally objectionable.”) On National Anthem, when Lana sang the bon mots Money is the reason we exist/Everybody knows it, it’s a fact/Kiss kiss’, Salon critic Stephen Deusner was incandescent…
…Not to pile on poor Miss Rand, but the responses here and on Facebook to Ayn Rand’s Fiction and especially Ayn Rand the Child, my attempt at sympathy for her, have got me to reflecting on her appeal and effect. So: The title, as many readers will know, refers…
…of dollars in “charitable contributions” to inoculate American academic institutions and media with extremist libertarian philosophy, promoting the Ayn Randian culture of greed while boosting radical Tea Party candidates. The net effect has been to undermine the civility of American politics, divide…
What’s politically important in Professor [Dave] Brat’s victory is what he focused on as an economist and in his campaign: capitalism, religion and ethics in business.
For starters, he’s a fan of novelist Ayn Rand, literature’s high priest of capitalism. And while he has railed against wrongdoing on Wall Street and “crony capitalism,” he’s all pro-business and pro-free markets from top to bottom.
Yes, he has repeatedly lashed out at the “crooks up on Wall Street in some of the big banks,” but he quickly and pointedly adds, “I’m pro-business, so I’m just talking about the crooks – they didn’t go to jail, they’re in Eric’s Rolodex.”