Randex

Wednesday 11 June 2014

…bank BB&T’s charitable foundation and inaugurated in 2008, colleges teach a curriculum that promotes free-market economics, and notably, the ideas of Ayn Rand. The man behind the program, former BB&T chairman and CEO John Allison has described the curriculum as a way of helping save America from…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Tuesday 10 June 2014

…Seminary. His academic interests are similarly eclectic; they range from the business climate in Virginia to test scores in Eastern Europe to Ayn Rand. Two main themes emerged in Brat’s work: why some countries are rich and others are poor, and the relationship between ethics and economics. “…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Abby Ohlheiser, Yahoo! News

…titles like “God and Advanced Mammon – Can Theological Types Handle Usury and Capitalism?” He also co-wrote “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand.”  Brat’s academic background includes a divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Here’s a sample of his work from a paper called ”…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Tim Murphy, Mother Jones

…34-point lead over Brat. Cantor became the first majority leader to lose a primary in 115 years. So who is Brat? A libertarian economist—but not a Randian. Per Betsy Woodruff’s January profile in National Review: He chairs the department of economics and business at Randolph-Macon College and heads its…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014
The Mary Sue

…here ). It’s an odd piece from top to bottom, not withstanding the contradiction in simultaneously celebrating the potential to find libertarian and Randian philosophy in recent superhero stories (they cite both The Incrediblesand X-Men) and bemoaning a short story in a single 2011 issue in which Superman…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014
James Delingpole, Breitbart

…the fault of a certain uncompromising White Russian emigree: Well, think about global warming from the point of view of someone who grew up taking Ayn Rand seriously, believing that the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest is always good and that government is always the problem, never the solution…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014
Sunday 08 June 2014
Michael Schaus, Town Hall

…liberal, one of two things will likely happen next: Either they will immediately get on their smartphone and download the unabridged version of Atlas Shrugged, or (more likely) they will roll their eyes and mutter something about “the man” rigging the system. But, hey… At least you tried. Now, I’m…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2014
Saturday 07 June 2014

…They simply do not want their government intervening abroad, do not believe it is moral, and do not want to pay for it, a bit of good solid Ayn Randian self-interest. If progressives pull free of the faux cry for democracy and human rights peddled to them, the door is open for a very broad antiwar,…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Jun 2014
Friday 06 June 2014
JOHN K. WHITE, Counterpunch

…idea of liberty rests in a shared collective versus the Libertarian-fuelled individual solely in charge of his or her world. It’s Karl Marx versus Ayn Rand in a 10-round, knock-down brawl. Rob Urie especially noted the vitriol directed at Piketty, commenting that “A profoundly misguided and tedious…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2008
Adam Lee, Patheos

Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter II The time has come for the first of The Speeches. These are Ayn Rand’s infamous filibusters in which the action comes to a halt so that one of her characters can deliver a lengthy philosophical lecture expounding…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2014
Wednesday 04 June 2014

…This is just too good… (Source) Ayn Rand presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.Read moreRead on “You’re a wizard, Harry,” Hagrid said. “And you’re coming to Hogwarts.” “What…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 May 2014

…Macho Man’ Randy Jones trades his Cowboy duds for the adaptation of the futuristic novella Randy Jones & Remy Zaken in ‘The Anthem’ | Photo by Michael Blase The sparkling and hilarious musical The Anthem—with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell, and lyrics by…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Jun 2014