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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Sarah Lee, United Liberty

…while Rand’s popularity ebbs and flows, largely due (I think) to the fact that brilliance is generally very easy to misinterpret and misconstrue (something Rand explores in her novels), her relevance does not.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2015
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban recently commented, about a push for new regulations on the Internet, that “In my adult life I have never seen a situation that paralleled what I read in Ayn Rand’s books until now with Net Neutrality.” He continued, “If Ayn Rand were an up-and-coming author today, she wouldn’t write about steel or railroads, it would be Net Neutrality.”

She certainly would, but if he thinks this is the first time real life has imitated Ayn Rand’s fiction, he needs to be paying a little more attention.

Atlas has been shrugging for a long, long time.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2015
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Positive
S.E. Cupp, CNN

He’s said that he considers himself an “independent, leaning to libertarian,” who’s read Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” three times.

But one can hardly imagine Rand extolling the patriotic virtues of paying taxes – which she likened to government theft – as Cuban has. Or urging Michael Bloomberg, the world’s most invasive manny, to run for president, which Cuban also did.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Saturday 19 July 2014
Negative
GrecoRomanGuy, SB Nation - Cageside Seats

I love Mark Cuban. If I were somehow to become a billionaire, I think that he is pretty much who I’d be (minus the whole Ayn Rand fan hood…though interestingly enough if he really is such a fan of The Fountainhead he certainly doesn’t act like one. What with his “helping out people below him” and his “public interactions” deal.)

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Jul 2014