Tuesday 12 April 2016
Sparky Sweets, Wisecrack

What’s good y’all? This week we shakin’ dem haters off with The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

Howard Roarke is da only bruh in his architecture school who wanna shake things up. Errybody else just a buncha by-the-book hacks who think building design gotta rep tradition. But Roarke don’t flow with that mess- he got his own vision and don’t give a damn what they think. Brutha keep it so real that the school expels his ass STRAIGHT UP. So he head to New York and start workin’ for an architect named Henry Cameron. Even though Cameron’s rep ain’t so hot among the big dawgs anymo’, Howard think he the trillest architect in the game.
Meanwhile, Howard’s homie from school Peter Keating just got a job at up at a SWAG architecture firm workin fo’ some famous rich dude Guy Francon.

Roarke and Cameron always makin’ real dank-ass designs, but nobody really cares bout inspired work, so they gotta keep on da hustle jus’ to scrape by. Whereas dat scrub Peter is able to stack MAD grands just by smooth talkin’ peeps and designing ‘em pretty weak-ass buildings. Before you know it, dude becomes full partner- even though he accidentally merced a guy to get there! Peter feel bad… but not when bad feels THIS GOOD.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Apr 2016
Wednesday 30 December 2015
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

TOS publishes a constant stream of articles applying the principles of Objectivism to the issues of the day. We show broadly and deeply how reason applies to the requirements of life, liberty, and happiness—and how various forms of unreason (religion, pragmatism, relativism, etc.) harm or destroy these values. And TOS is the only publication on the planet that does so.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Dec 2015
Tuesday 29 December 2015
Glenn K. Beaton, Post Independent (Glenwood Springs, CO)

In Patrick Hunter’s letter to the editor, he suggested that my recent column plagiarized “Atlas Shrugged.” I’m flattered that he would think my work is in the league of Ayn Rand, one of history’s most successful and influential authors.

But for the record, I must correct his erroneous and libelous allegation. I did not plagiarize Ayn Rand or anyone else.

I do encourage people to read “Atlas Shrugged” if they haven’t already. And, if they have time after that, then also read my column that Mr. Hunter generously but mistakenly compared to it.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Dec 2015
Ben Kew, Breitbart

Lawlor, who cites his political heroes as Ayn Rand, Thomas Jefferson and Nigel Farage, is planning a career in journalism, although he is currently focused on finishing his degree, provided he doesn’t get thrown out of the university first.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Dec 2015
Zak Slayback, New York Observer

The Fountainhead — probably one of the most important books I read. I discounted much of its insight when I first read it at 15, but I cannot stress the importance of its message of self-esteem, self-worth, and living life first-hand enough.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Dec 2015
John Farnam, AmmoLand

“The ‘looters’ credo’ has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves, like the pyramids of Egypt.

The rotter, who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide!” ~ Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Dec 2015
Wednesday 23 December 2015
John Stossel, FOXNews.com

I once had lunch with Paul Ryan, R-Wis. He talked about reading Ayn Rand, and he emphasized the need to cut government spending. Now he’s the speaker of the House who just oversaw a record-sized spending bill that doles out money to both parties’ pet projects.

Little of that is authorized in the Constitution, which was intended to leave to the people or the states everything not explicitly mentioned in the document.

Today, we get a depressing combination of big, showy violations of constitutional rules – which distract us from the tiny, routine violations of constitutional rules.

Individual freedom, and limited government, is better.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 23 Dec 2015
Sunday 20 December 2015
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

I love Christmas and the whole season surrounding it.

Bookended by Thanksgiving—a celebration of the productiveness that makes human flourishing possible—and New Year’s Eve—a celebration of new beginnings and self-improvement—Christmas is about enjoying the fruits of our productiveness and virtue to date. The three holidays are themed and organized as if Jean-Baptiste Say and Ayn Rand decided the matter together: production, consumption, improvement.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Dec 2015
Dennis Gronquist, Stillwater News Press (OK)

Any serious student of politics should read the works of the founders of our nation in the booklet “Common Sense” by Charles Payne, and/or the Federalist Papers. Much more recent works dated in the 1950s and 1960s are available from Ayn Rand. She wrote the work of science fiction “Atlas Shrugged” among a variety of non-fiction works such as, “Capitalism: the unknown ideal.” She should have been our first woman president.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Dec 2015
Saturday 19 December 2015
Sandhya Renukamba, The Tribune (India)

Subhashree Beeman, a Spanish and French translator and mother of two, says, “Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead had a huge influence on me. It taught me that there is no other way of doing anything other than giving my best. Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture brought to me my identity as a parent and Clarissa Estes’ Women Who Run with Wolves made me aware of my womanhood. I learnt that I was no less for being a woman.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2015
New England Real Estate Journal

Favorite book or author: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand; enjoy Napoleon Hill, John Maxwell & Dale Carnegie books.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2015
Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, The Hindu (India)
Ideal   Positive  

With this mish-mash of emerging “trends” in international publishing, it is not surprising for firms to ensure a reliable stream of income by publishing manuscripts of dependable storytellers. For instance Wind and Pinball, the early novellas of Haurki Murakami, Ideal: the novel and the play by Ayn Rand

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2015