Randex

Wednesday 27 August 2014
Pat Cunningham, Kewanee Star Courier

Ryan’s response was peculiar, not so much for what he included on his list but for what he excluded: There were no books by crackpot political philosopher Ayn Rand.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Tom Johnson, NewsBusters

…and that the “huge omission” from the list was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which Ryan has so often praised to the skies. Chait remarked that Ryan appears to be backing away from his politically…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

…Paul Ryan thinks about Ayn Rand. (But shh, he doesn’t want anyone to know.) Republican budget boy Paul Ryan just keeps trying to pretend that Ayn Rand is not one of the most…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Aug 2014
Monday 25 August 2014
Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

From Jon Chait, responding to Paul Ryan’s list of favorite books about economics and democracy—which notably fails to include his former favorite book, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

Paul Ryan was asked by the Week to list his six favorite books about economics and democracy. The request was a bit mischievous, as Ryan has tried (since his ascension from backbencher to his current role as chief ideologist of the Republican party) to downplay his love of Ayn Rand and her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged. And now, the volume that Ryan once handed out to all his staffers, listed as one of his three most frequently reread books of any kind and cited as the entire reason he got into public service, no longer makes the top six list of books on politics and economics.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Wills Dahl, Baltimore Post-Examiner

…the natures of his budgets, which would slash taxes for the rich while removing protections and safety nets for America’s most vulnerable, all align squarely with Rand’s philosophy.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Friday 22 August 2014
Savannah Morning News

Now let’s consider the Republicans. Sen. “Ayn” Rand Paul sings these days as if he has Potomac fever. So, for that matter, does Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But, turning over the “It’s my turn” card…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Ty Andros, Market Oracle

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” - Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Aug 2014
Paul Krugman, New York Times
Paul Ryan  

…faith in the inability of government to do anything positive is a central tenet of the conservative creed. Carving out an exception for monetary policy — “Government is always the problem, not the solution, unless we’re talking about the Fed cutting interest rates to fight unemployment” — may just be too subtle a distinction to draw in an era when Republican politicians draw their economic ideas from Ayn Rand novels.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Thursday 21 August 2014
Paul Ryan  

…Ryan the P90X-ripping, budget-slashing devotee of Ayn Rand that Democrats gleefully caricatured as someone who wanted to push grandma off a cliff. Today he’s the geeky white guy dancing badly at a black…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Matt Miller, Washington Post
Paul Ryan  

Does anyone outside the echo chamber of the right believe this nonsense? Someone, please, pry the drooled-upon pages of Ayn Rand from author Ryan’s sleeping grasp. Yet for all his ideology, Ryan is spot-on about one big thing: the need to tackle the United States’ out-of…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Saturday 16 August 2014
Marc Gerstein, Seeking Alpha

…the first Seeking Alpha strategy inspired by John Galt but I love the idea. My approach is different from that of my predecessor; I want visionary innovative companies…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 16 Aug 2014