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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 about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 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 about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Democracy Now!

…economics professor, pretty well regarded at the small university where he teaches. He has had some ties to libertarians. He clearly has read Ayn Rand. He claims he is not a Randian. He fits a lot of the models that you might associate with a Ron Paul or a Rand Paul conservative, which is to…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 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 about 4 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 about 4 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 about 4 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 about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
New York Sun

…a day and the Democrats are suddenly aghast that Mr. Cantor has been retired. They are already mocking Professor Brat for his admiration for Ayn Rand. It reminds us of the New York Times criticizing Paul Ryan for being an unworthy disciple of the Objectivist author. It happens that neither Mr…

Posted about 4 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 about 4 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 about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…this guy? Here’s a fun fact: Brat has published papers  titled “Adam Smith’s God and the End of Economics,” “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand,” “God and Advanced Mammon—Can Theological Types Handle Usury and Capitalism?” and “The Moral Foundations of Capitalism, From the Great…

Posted about 4 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 about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014