Randex

Wednesday 11 June 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 about 5 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 about 5 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 about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Esquire

…have their keys to the Green Room icebox confiscated. As for the winner, Brat seems a very bad combination of serious religious quester and devout Randian economist, a combination that would have had Ms. Rand herself reaching for the opium pipe. He got his undergraduate degree at Hope College in…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Linette Lopez, Yahoo Finance - The Daily Ticker

…that it faces horrible prospect of being attacked by populists on the left and the right. Cantor lost to a little-known economics professor and Ayn Rand disciple named Dave Brat. In Brat’s victory speech, he might as well have called out The Street by name.  “I will fight to end crony capitalist…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Allie Jones, Gawker

…An economics professor. Brat grades people all the time at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Va. (1,200 students, 56 percent acceptance rate.) An Ayn Rand scholar. Brat doesn’t call himself a “Randian,” but one of his major papers is titled “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand,” and…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Charles Huckabee, Chronicle of Higher Education

…Usury and Capitalism?,” published in April 2011 in Interpretation: a Journal of Bible and Theology, and “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand,” presented at a conference in South Carolina in 2010. Mr. Brat told the National Review, in an article published in January, that while he is…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…in,“ Brat said. Cantor responded to Brat’s accusation bysending out his own anti-amnesty campaign literature: 2) Brat co-authored an analysis of Ayn Rand. According tohis CV, Brat co-wrote and presented "An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand” in 2010.“Brat says that while he isn’t a…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014