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Wednesday 11 June 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Elias Isquith, Salon

…Now that he’s a real-deal politician, David Brat — the college professor and Ayn Rand enthusiast who came out of nowhere to soundly defeat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday in a GOP primary — is probably going to have…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
John Nichols, The Nation

…who regularly pocket checks from Wall Street interests. Brat has some ties to wealthy libertarians, and he’s written about “the moral foundations in Ayn Rand”—even if he “says…he isn’t a Randian.” Yet Brat’s anti-corporate rhetoric distinguished him from Cantor, and from most prominent Republicans—…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Morning Sun (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

…the subsequent Iraq adventure. Kirk was a true conservative, had no truck with neo- or paleo-conservatism, and little patience with libertarianism, Ayn Rand’s objectivism or any number of what he called “chirping sectaries.” Nor was he much a fan of materialism and consumerism as the desired results…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
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Adam Weinstein, Gawker

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Taliban’s controversial ex-captive, was speedily dismissed from the Coast Guard for psychological reasons before the Army recruited him, and was reading Atlas Shrugged shortly before he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…was there to show positive feedback. The class she taught that had the greatest impacted was Free Enterprise and Capitalism, as we studied the book ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and the possible problems of government intervention.” Most impactful moment at HPU: “My most memorable moment at HPU was taking on the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 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 over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
DAVID S. JOACHIM, New York Times

…Seminary, has also published research with titles like “Adam Smith’s God and the End of Economics” and “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations of Ayn Rand.” He and his wife, Laura, have two children, ages 15 and 11, according to his campaign biography…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014