Randex

Thursday 03 July 2014
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Dick Peterson, Brainerd Daily (MN)

…no-accountability indictments of the alleged lazy-poor could be straight out of atheist Ayn Rand’s “rational selfishness” economic philosophy playbook.

Among many Rand promoters we have current U.S. representatives, senators, and at least one Supreme Court justice. During his newsworthy individual filibuster Sen. Ted Cruz read long and loud from Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” In this book the Rand oath is, “I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” It follows from this that such unappreciated self-reliant business-leader “makers” should not help the parasitic-lazy “takers.” An article in “Christianity Today” a few years ago labeled Rand the “Goddess (idolatrous cause) of the great (2008) recession.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Jul 2014
Monday 30 June 2014
John Hinderaker, Power Line

…values. No idea what that means–anarchism? I don’t know–but I doubt whether any libertarian has so defined it. Some of the radical libertarians are Ayn Rand fans who divide their fellow citizens into makers, in the mold of John Galt, and takers, in the mold of anyone not John Galt. Some, such as the…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Jul 2014
Sunday 29 June 2014
The Examiner

…The following paragraph is from the above mentioned article. “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 almost 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jun 2014
Friday 27 June 2014
Beaufort Observer (NC)

…beyond their reach. There is already talk about legitimizing default on student loans. We’ve already been through that with the housing market. Ayn Rand explained this in her seminal classic Atlas Shrugged in which her chief antagonist calls on producers to withdraw from the system and live in a…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Jun 2014
Beaufort Observer (NC)

…beyond their reach. There is already talk about legitimizing default on student loans. We’ve already been through that with the housing market. Ayn Rand explained this in her seminal classic Atlas Shrugged in which her chief antagonist calls on producers to withdraw from the system and live in a…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Jun 2014
Thursday 26 June 2014
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

…a remarkably positive view of selfishness. Bear in mind while reading the following passage that Herbert lived and wrote several decades before Ayn Rand developed Objectivism—so: before the formation of the principle that being selfish is the essence of being moral and that being genuinely…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Jun 2014
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Gwen Ihnat, The Onion A.V. Club

…seven): Columbo ended its first season with the only episode Peter Falk ever directed, and one of the series’ few offscreen murders. Columbo chases a Howard Roark-esque architect who has offed the husband of his benefactor, but the body remains hidden for the entire episode. Columbo then hatches an elaborate…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Jun 2014
Tuesday 24 June 2014
The Week

…f you haven’t seen Atlas Shrugged Ior Atlas Shrugged II,you’re hardly alone: both film adaptations of Ayn Rand’s novel fared poorly at the box office, but the filmmakers evidently haven’t received the free market’s message. Contrary to Randian logic, a…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Jun 2014
Monday 23 June 2014
John Fonte, National Review Online

…the American Enterprise Institute panel discussion launching the book, National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru explained that reform conservatism is  “not Randian individualism,” and that the Right should not cede the concept of “community” to the Left. The neo-Tocquevillian vision of reform conservatism is…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Jun 2014
Sunday 22 June 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…Image of Carl Menger: Wikimedia Commons After TOS Blog published my article, “Ayn Rand Was Right: Cats Are Objectively Valuable,” several people challenged this idea on Facebook, claiming that the theory of objective value I…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jun 2014
Saturday 21 June 2014
TOS Admin, The Objective Standard

…indicates that the solution to the problem is for Americans to understand and embrace the philosophy of reality, reason, and rational self-interest—Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism—which undergirds the principle of rights, grounds it in perceptual reality, and thus supports the rational…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Jun 2014
The Union (Grass Valley, CA)

…instincts kick in and we begin to discover our place in society. But what is the origin of this social instinct we adopt? Why not subscribe to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism: “Man — every man — is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake,…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Jun 2014