Ayn Rand on The Daily Show

This week on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, Jennifer Burns talked about Ayn Rand and her new biography Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Jennifer Burns www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Ron Paul Interview A great interview. I […]

Ayn Rand and Goldman Sachs

While I can’t say I agree with everything in Ayn Rand’s Objectivism, but I watched a disturbing interview on MarketWatch.com, in which two individuals were speaking in a language that was disturbing, if not unintelligible. First, having worked at Goldman Sachs, I disagree that the culture is characterized by “selflessness.” Second, I disagree that “selflessness” […]

One of these things just doesn’t belong here…

An interesting editorial entitled Where Politics Don’t Belong, and in the New York Times! An “Ayn Rand” alert brought me to an article that begins like this: FOR years now, many businesses and individuals in the United States have been relying on the power of government, rather than competition in the marketplace, to increase their […]

Conservatives and ‘Atlas Shrugged’

A posting on The Washington Times site invites the reader with this headline: “Conservatives and ‘Atlas Shrugged’. The subtitle belies the author’s true intentions: “Together on Fantasy Island.” For the record, I’m not all that amused. That this turgid, tedious novel, published in 1957, has continually found fellow travelers on the right is a great […]

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the World Today

In Atlas Shrugged we see a world crumbling under the weight of government interventions and regulations. The economy has ground to a halt. Roads and bridges are breaking down, buildings are falling apart, new inventions are few and far between, and each day more and more businesses are shutting their doors. The government blames greed […]

The Anti-Capitalist Documentary That Can Make You Love Ayn Rand

From the senior editor of ReasonOnline I picked up this interesting review of The End of Poverty in a slashing review in The American Interest. The nub: The Anti-Capitalist Documentary That Can Make You Love Ayn Rand I can only report that The End of Poverty, narrated throughout by Martin Sheen, puts Ayn Rand back […]

An Articulated Plea for a Hybrid Solution (not from me)

I came across this letter to the editor of The Post Journal, the local paper in Jamestown, NY. I like raising the questions, but I have to confess, I don’t know where to begin answering. There is so much in this letter to address. To the Readers‘ Forum: My heart has been troubled lately as […]

Atlas Shrugs, Leftists Rage

There have been a lot of articles lately. This one, from Canada’s National Post, almost slipped by my radar. It’s worth a read: “Atlas Shrugs, Leftists Rage.” http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/07/peter-foster-atlas-shrugs-leftists-rage.aspx Foster, an editor for the conservative paper, has some nice lines. Indeed, it has been suggested that far from being associated with John Galt, Mr. Greenspan, especially […]