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Saturday 16 December 2017
Boing Boing

…significant barrier to anyone who dreams of Going Galt and declaring themselves to be responsible only to themselves – there is no Ayn Rand novel thick enough to…

Posted about 1 month ago Publication date: 16 Dec 2017
Monday 06 November 2017
Crooks and Liars

…Given the popularity of Ayn Rand within the plutocrat class, I suspect that billionaire Joe Ricketts would describe what he did yesterday as “going Galt”: But here are a couple…

Posted 2 months ago Publication date: 06 Nov 2017
Friday 31 March 2017
First Things - First Thoughts

…In Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, characters “go Galt” by disappearing into a valley, Galt’s Gulch, when society proves incompatible with living and working according to the principles of a free economy…

Posted 10 months ago Publication date: 31 Mar 2017
Thursday 22 December 2016
Hot Air

…Going Galt at AIGHot Air (blog)Now that Congress, Barack Obama, and the media feel thoroughly satisfied in their two-week screechfest over AIG’s retention…

Posted about 1 year ago Publication date: 25 Mar 2009
Thursday 13 October 2016

…Going Galt is a way of breaking free of a system that oppresses men The New Modern Man encourages free men to Go Galt if they believe the current socioeconomic…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 14 Oct 2016
Monday 10 October 2016
Scott Tobias, The Onion A.V. Club

…continues, over the will of the free market, in Atlas Shrugged: Part II—The Strike, the middle installment of an epic six-hour temper tantrum based on Ayn Rand’s Objectivist novel. Picking up right where the…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 10 Oct 2016
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

…listeners he was “going Gault,” a reference to the Ayn Rand book Atlas Shrugged. In the novel, John Galt leads a revolt of elite business owners who turn their backs on civilization to build their own…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2016
Fusion

…account of his decision to quit called “Going Galt.” The phrase “Going Galt” refers to the novel Atlas Shrugged by libertarian philosopher Ayn Rand. In the book, John Galt is the leader of a group…

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2016
Wednesday 20 April 2016
Negative
Heather Wilhelm, RealClearPolitics

Sadly, at this point, there might not be much left to do but vote with your feet. The term “Go Galt,” which comes from Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” refers to citizens retreating from a political system that basically takes their money and otherwise does them no good. As an aside, I’m not an Ayn Rand fan: She was a grumpy misanthrope, a libertarian control freak who somehow failed to realize that you can’t really be a libertarian control freak unless you dis-invent irony, and a writer of nightmarishly awkward sex scenes.

Posted over 1 year ago Publication date: 21 Apr 2016
Monday 28 March 2016
Neutral
Grant Stern, PINAC News

The world’s most valuable public company seemed poised to dig in for a long fight, the Apple engineers even threatening the ultimate act of civil disobedience, an almost Ayn Rand-esque threat to depart the company, rather than break their own product on behalf of the government.

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 29 Mar 2016
Thursday 10 March 2016
Negative
Eva Knapp, Gazette-Mail (Charleston, WV)

The Koch Foundation and BB&T have funded programs at WVU and Marshall University for years. They pre-approve the programs, and vet the instructors. A selected academic at WVU, economics professor Russell Sobel, had written a book attacking all types of regulations — including mine safety. Marshall was funded to teach works by author Ayn Rand — an advocate of unfettered capitalism.

Rand’s influence on our national politics is well established. She’s the neoliberal /Tea Party torchbearer, and the free enterprise goddess of Wall Street. The young Alan Greenspan invited her to his swearing-in when he joined the Ford Administration. Clarence Thomas is known to require his law clerks to watch a movie of her novel, The Fountainhead. Paul Ryan claimed she was the reason he entered politics.

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 10 Mar 2016
Wednesday 02 March 2016
Positive
Taylor Millard, Hot Air

So what do those in the freedom and liberty movement do, now that it appears the populists are running amok? There are two options: give up or keep fighting and educating those who are willing to listen. The former is obviously the easiest, and the idea of “Going Galt” is certainly extremely appealing (especially to those who believe in a far weaker government). But even the heroes in Atlas Shrugged didn’t completely separate themselves from the world. They waited for the right time to come back and start educating people on the awesomeness of free market capitalism and more limited government. Everything had to truly go to Hell in a hand basket, and hopefully that won’t happen in the real world.

Posted almost 2 years ago Publication date: 02 Mar 2016