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Thursday 19 June 2014
Huffington Post

…- Todd VanDerWerff: “After the first installment made a world-beating $4.6 million and the second an even better $3 million, the producers of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy knew they needed to pull out all the stops to make the third installment, Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?, a stone-cold guarantee to…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Jun 2014
Tuesday 17 June 2014
Chloe Johnson, Washington Times

…Move over, “Atlas Shrugged.” What its publisher is billing as a “lost novel” by writer and libertarian-objectivist icon Ayn Rand is coming to bookstores next year. “Ideal,” a novella originally penned in 1934, is due to be published by Penguin Random House in July 2015….

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2014
Monday 16 June 2014
Paul Ryan  

…he ignores the needs of constituents in order to further a political agenda, our Congressman has consistently voted for every version of Paul Ryan’s Ayn-Randian Roadmap to Prosperity manifesto. Through his votes, he has endorsed the privatization of Social Security and turning Medicare into a discount…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2014
Thursday 12 June 2014
Rmuse, PoliticsUSA

…by as much as 30-to-one put an end to the tenure of the sitting House Majority Leader. Brat, an economics professor and political novice, runs an Ayn Rand-based libertarian-funded program at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. Despite the reports that Brat won because he opposes immigration reform…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 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 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
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 3 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 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
Paul Ryan  

…economics at Randolph-Macon college, and won a $500,000 fellowship funded by libertarian banking millionaire John Allison to spread the word of Ayn Rand to impressionable college students. But there are so many millions of dollars sloshing around the conservative world that such an achievement…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Friday 06 June 2014
Atheism   Paul Ryan  

…to lawmakers in Washington. Catholic politician Paul Ryan first comes to mind. The Wisconsin Congressman had at one time been an ardent follower of Ayn Rand, the stalwart Libertarian author and activist. Ryan claimed to disavow her in 2012 because her philosophy was rooted in atheism. That didn’t…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2014
Tuesday 03 June 2014

…’s champion for budget cuts for social programs, cuts that are opposed by the church hierarchy. He is also a disciple of the libertarian philosopher Ayn Rand. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., while not a Catholic, is the GOP’s most prominent exponent of libertarian ideas and is being widely touted as a leading…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Jun 2014
Saturday 29 June 2013
Negative
Alan Scherstuhl, LA Weekly

Others hem and haw over its trickle-down effect: With the wealthy locked down in their homes, it’s the poor who tend to die on purge night, often at the hands of gangs of “hunters” sporting Occupy-like masks and shouting things like “Die, homeless pig!” The movie disapproves of this behavior, of course, but lends it ugly credence in the implication that the economy is booming thanks to the elimination of what Paul Ryan would call “the takers.” Here at last is the inevitable crossover between Atlas Shrugged and Bumfights.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2013
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Negative
Paul Krugman, New York Times - The Conscience of a Liberal

We have a modern GOP in which Paul Ryan is considered a policy wonk, the leading intellectual among elected officials — and he gets his ideas about monetary policy by quoting from Atlas Shrugged.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Jun 2013