Randex

Sunday 24 August 2014

Any time the honor system is used successfully, I think of Ayn Rand—the founder of Objectivism, the academically bankrupt theory of overriding and extreme self-interest. According to her philosophy, the honor system should never work…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Farrukh Saleem, The News (Pakistan)

…preyed (original work in this field was done by Ayn Rand, the Russian-American philosopher and playwright). And why are we corrupt? Answer: Pakistan is corrupt “precisely because it has been ruled by a…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Aug 2014
Friday 22 August 2014
Maddy Myers, Paste

…Much like the characters who live in the bunker in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, zombie narratives like those in The Walking Dead (in all its iterations) and World War Z often feature lone wolf, super-smart…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
James Meek, The Guardian (London)

It’s a book about society, the recent past and human nature that bears the same relation to sociology, history and psychology as Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged bears to literature. It is devoted to the idea that Winston Churchill later nodded to, catastrophically for him…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Thursday 21 August 2014
Max Wind-Cowie, Catholic Herald

Don’t like abortion? Don’t have one. Don’t believe in assisted suicide? Don’t do it then. Disapprove of gay marriage? Don’t marry a man. Because we’re all free floating, autonomous Ayn Rand characters our decisions don’t affect anyone else – you see? Of course, some of us know that this isn’t true.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Peter Lawler, The Federalist

…Burkean or Hayekian or Christian than Lockean or Randian. Other libertarians are about mocking every effort by government to protect individuals from the risks embedded in the ‘spontaneous order’ that is…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Aug 2014
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

…there are all kinds of public debates. Within the Objectivist movement, there are all kinds of debates. And between libertarians and Objectivists, there are some very important, fundamental differences. What we…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Sean Howe, Wired Magazine

This great universe of dark characters, with their long trench coats and big guns, and all the beautiful women, helped focus me,” he says. So too did the work of Spillane admirer Ayn Rand, whose Romantic Manifesto legitimized heroic fiction for him.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Richard A. Epstein, Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Krugman doesn’t have that excuse. He fails to understand how institutions work because it is so much easier to slam libertarians for their cultish devotion to Ayn Rand. The truth is, as I argued in an earlier critique of Rand Paul, libertarianism has a strong and useful theory of rights, but offers only loose guidance on the mix between public and private remedies…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Sunday 17 August 2014
Sławomir Drelich, Newsweek Poland - Liberte!

…nie wliczając Biblii, był „Atlas zbuntowany” („Atlas Shrugged”) pisarki i publicystki libertariańskiej Ayn Rand. Ta rozmiarami przypominająca encyklopedię książka najwidoczniej przypadła do gustu Amerykanom…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 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 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Aug 2014
Thursday 14 August 2014
Don Watkins, (Voices for Reason, Ayn Rand Institute)

…implications for human life, the best source is Ayn Rand. But Rand is often accused of caricaturing altruism. Altruism, many people say, isn’t about self-sacrifice but helping others — and this, the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014