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The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley
Posted by Sam Erica on 4/11, 3:31am
Her novel The Fountainhead is one of the few works of fiction that Donald Trump likes and she has long been the darling of the US right. But only now do her devotees hold sway around the world(Read more...)
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Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 3/05, 9:51am
This first person narrative about combat in Afghanistan has three oblique referenences to Atlas Shrugged.  Just as the author does not stop to explain the technical terms of the infantry - there's a glossary in back - he does not explain Atlas Shrugged or Ayn Rand, just as he assumes that the reader knows Harry Potter ...(Read more...)
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Wikipedia Featured Article: Night of January 16th
Posted by Steve Wolfer on 1/16, 3:53pm
The Wikipedia article on Ayn Rand's Night of January 16th was featured on Wikipedia's opening page today.  (By tomorrow, there will be a different "featured article.")  The article itself is permanently located here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_January_16th(Read more...)
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The shift under Trump could be more significant than under Reagan
Posted by Luke Setzer on 1/03, 8:32am
Regarding economics, if you haven’t read Ayn Rand lately, I suggest that you do as her books pretty well capture the mindset. This new administration hates weak, unproductive, socialist people and policies, and it admires strong, can-do, profit makers. It wants to, and probably will, shift the environment from on...(Read more...)
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D.C. Commuters Live in a Randian Nightmare
Posted by Peter Reidy on 4/12, 8:53am
I missed this first time around, but NR linked to it in the course of this.(Read more...)
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Communist View of Ayn Rand
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 3/06, 5:44am
"Rand's writing (both fiction and non-fiction) emphasizes the philosophic concepts of objective reality in metaphysics, reason in epistemology, and rational egoism in ethics. In politics she was a proponent of laissez-faire capitalism and a staunch defender of individual rights, believing that the sole function of a pr...(Read more...)
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Ayn Rand Reconsidered
Posted by Luke Setzer on 12/31, 9:31am
Read what she said about the media in 1957 and see how current it looks. “It was their daily duty to serve as audience for some public figure who made utterances about the public good in phrases carefully chosen to convey no meaning,” Rand wrote in Atlas Shrugged. “It was their daily job to sling word...(Read more...)
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New Objectivist Blog
Posted by Peter Reidy on 12/28/2015, 4:50pm
Check Your Premises, published by the Ayn Rand Society of the American Philosophical Association, is by and for academics, but anybody can read it.(Read more...)
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Ayn Rand Christmas Cards
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 12/25, 3:48pm
Writer "Akadjian" created these for The Daily Kos. They were meant in bad will, of course, but I found some insightful, even thoughful.  So I cut and pasted my favorites and emailed them out to my objectivish friends. ...(Read more...)
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Rand's Ethics
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 12/18, 11:30am
There are two articles in The Academy of Management Review, a prominent academic business-management journal, that address Rand's ethics. The first champions Rand. The second, a response to the first, is critical. The main topic is integrity. ...(Read more...)
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