Who else has a perspective on Christianity or Ayn Rand’s Objectivism?

You ask some interesting questions about Ayn Rand’s Objectivism and Christianity: the differences and similarities between the two world views, Christian Libertarianism, Christian Anarchism, and Rand’s politics, and my own view. I’ll do my best, in a nutshell. Ayn Rand is a committed atheist. She believes in absolutes, but not in a Giver of absolutes. […]

Is the progressive perspective on Ayn Rand legitimate?

In an episode of The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, the host interviews Michael Lind. Together, they characterize Ayn Rand as engaged in fiction and out of touch with reality. At one point, Michael Lind suggests that the traditional approach of writing non-fiction and Op Ed peices are not the most effective way to propagandize. […]

Who would like this version of paradise?

What are the elements of a collectivist paradise? Here they are: Free healthcare and medical for everyone Free food, clothing, and housing for everyone Only the police have guns Everyone receives these benefits equally Paid for and distributed by the government (tax payers?) The ultimate environment, where all of these “benefits” are realized today, is […]

The Time Has Indeed Come!

Governors of 35 states have already filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.  For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire […]

A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.” So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.  Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?” So they created […]

An article in the New York Times this morning reports the mood of frustration with the Obama administration. The Times described the disappointment emanating from the crowd: “it sounded like a therapy session for disillusioned Obama supporters.” Excerpt: “I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for,” […]

Stossel

If you didn’t see John Stossel’s special two weeks ago, I recommend it. Several people gave me the heads up, but I forgot to mention that he did a whole show on Ayn Rand. Great feedback from the audience! (which means passionate opinions, but not well informed about Rand and her worldview). Here is the […]

Inflammatory Propaganda Against Rand

 In Bloomberg article (interview) with a Rand biographer, the author says this: For people who are passionate about what seems to me to be an unrealistic view of radical individualism, she makes the strongest possible case.What she lacked was empathy and a sense that there’s a social contract. The interviewer betrays her view in the […]

Ayn Rand and Whole Foods

Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey, takes his vision for reshaping (or returning to) capitalism from Ayn Rand and others. From Danielle Sacks at Fast Company: Once Mackey started running his own company, he quickly found himself on the dark side: His customers thought his prices were too expensive; employees complained of being underpaid; and the […]