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Tuesday 17 June 2014

…Eric Cantor, R-Virginia. Cantor’s opponent, David Brat, is a little known college professor who co-authored “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand” and who got a half million dollar grant to promote Rand’s ideas. Rand was not only starkly anti-government but also opposed to what democratic…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2014
The Examiner

…Many years after her passing, the ideals of Ayn Rand constantly resurface in current politics and popular culture. Issues she wrote about continue to influence and affect society, and more readers…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2014

…34-point lead over Brat. Cantor became the first majority leader to lose a primary in 115 years. So who is Brat? A libertarian economist—but not a Randian. Per Betsy Woodruff’s January profile in National Review: He chairs the department of economics and business at Randolph-Macon College and heads its…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Monday 16 June 2014
Fred Clark, Patheos

…visiting Brazil on a mission trip. I would very much like to visit their church. They seem to know something about Jesus there. • The problem with Ayn Rand wasn’t just that her gospel of self-centered selfishness was, you know, evil, but that such a perspective also requires a disdain for reality….

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Jun 2014
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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Jun 2008