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Wednesday 11 June 2014
Mixed
Adam Weinstein, Gawker

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Taliban’s controversial ex-captive, was speedily dismissed from the Coast Guard for psychological reasons before the Army recruited him, and was reading Atlas Shrugged shortly before he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Caroline Moss, Business Insider

…Ian Michael Xsi | Flickr Ayn Rand was all about objectivism, the philosophical system for the selfish, but she was, apparently, also all about cats. She loved cats so much that she subscribed to “Cat Fancy”…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014
James Delingpole, Breitbart

…the fault of a certain uncompromising White Russian emigree: Well, think about global warming from the point of view of someone who grew up taking Ayn Rand seriously, believing that the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest is always good and that government is always the problem, never the solution…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014
Monday 09 June 2014
Janet Allon, AlterNet

…but by the coal industry itself. And coal workers lost. Having dispensed with some of the usual suspects, Krugman wonders if the ideology of Ayn Rand libertarianism that is so popular amongst conservative politicians, policy makers and commenters could be at the core of the anger over…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 09 Jun 2014
Paul Krugman, New York Times

…climate policy so intense? Continue reading the main story Well, think about global warming from the point of view of someone who grew up taking Ayn Rand seriously, believing that the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest is always good and that government is always the problem, never the solution…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Jun 2014
Saturday 07 June 2014
The Week

…simple. If you’re sitting around feeling depressed because you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, you might want to pick up a copy of Atlas Shrugged. But if you’re spending your life engaged in zero-sum competition with coworkers or political opponents, it might behoove you to pick up Adam…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Jun 2014

…They simply do not want their government intervening abroad, do not believe it is moral, and do not want to pay for it, a bit of good solid Ayn Randian self-interest. If progressives pull free of the faux cry for democracy and human rights peddled to them, the door is open for a very broad antiwar,…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Jun 2014
Friday 06 June 2014
JOHN K. WHITE, Counterpunch

…idea of liberty rests in a shared collective versus the Libertarian-fuelled individual solely in charge of his or her world. It’s Karl Marx versus Ayn Rand in a 10-round, knock-down brawl. Rob Urie especially noted the vitriol directed at Piketty, commenting that “A profoundly misguided and tedious…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2008
Tuesday 03 June 2014
Retail Customer Experience

…cashiers at lululemon athletica started handing customers their sweat pants and yoga mats in shopping bags adorned with the phrase, “Who is John Galt?” That question appears many times throughout the novel “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, and in a blog post that appeared around the same time on the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Nov 2011
Sunday 01 June 2014
First Things - First Thoughts

…yes and no. If the moon is “priceless,” it is so only in the MasterCard sense. It has a price tag, we have been told, of twenty-five billion (and the Randian Bert might ask the Soviets, space-race losers, whether they are finding that “the best things in life are free”). Like McCann, the Americans and the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Jun 2014
Friday 07 June 2013
Positive
Robert Vaughan, Robert Vaughan

…On May 6th, 2013 I interviewed Yaron Brook, Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute on the campus of the University of Toronto. Dr. Brook was in Toronto to speak on the morality of capitalism which is the focus of his…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 07 Jun 2013
Thursday 06 June 2013
Negative
Yahoo Finance - The Daily Ticker

…my choice was based on ethics, many people who ditch meat do so out of self-interest: They want to be healthier. I don’t worship at the altar of Ayn Rand. I know that in many cases self-interest can conflict with the greater good. For example, a person who gives up red meat for health reasons and…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2013