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Atlas Shrugged

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

First Nighter: Chalk Farm at 59E59, Carrie Robbins One-Acts at HERE, Anthem at Lynn Redgrave

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Turns out that AJ Taudevin, who wrote Chalk Farm with Kieran Hurley, and Julia Taudevin, who appears in the 55-minute play with Thomas Dennis, are the same person. That's another way of saying that the charged feeling expressed by the mother in the one-act is shared by both author and actor and therefore movingly synergistic.

Going Public

Carl Fillichio | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

When we started the Books that Shaped Work in America project, we said that the list, like work in America, was constantly evolving, and that the list would grow based on suggestions from "the public."

What if There Was a Libertarian Cover Band Called The Ayn Rands?

Jerome Halligan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Jerome Halligan

The Ayn Rands wouldn't even be a band, at least not in the conventional sense. They would be made up of one man, who might be named Earl Selfman. Earl would perform the covers a cappella, because, after all, he doesn't need a band. He doesn't need anybody.

Rich People Aren't Makers, They Are Takers

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Were the richest .01 percent to venture out and form their own society, the rest of us would not devolve into violent conflict; rather, without the expensive burden of the wealthy tapeworms siphoning our common wealth, we could begin to solve our problems.

While You Were Sleeping, the GOP Entered the 21st Century

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.27.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

A Kickstarter campaign for Ayn Rand? Damn. If that's not evidence of radical change, what is?

Jason Linkins

'Atlas Shrugged' Producers Will Fund Final Movie With History's Most Ironic Kickstarter Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

The producers of the wildly unpopular "Atlas Shrugged" trilogy of movies have had a rough going at the hands of the free market, with the first two mo...

'Atlas Shrugged' Producers Hit Kickstarter, Hope 'Haters Come Alive'

Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

Producers of "Atlas Shrugged Part III" have full funding for their upcoming Ayn Rand adaptation, but that hasn't prevented them from hitting Kickstart...

Privileging the Few over the Many in Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Jack Jennings

We need to have policies that help all students to succeed, and not just the few. Ayn Rand and her philosophical followers would have us be concerned only about future "strivers." Our better nature, most religions, and our country's core beliefs call for us to help all.

Ayn Rand in Hollywood -- and Her Greatest Love Affair (With the Atomic Bomb)

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Does that mean Rand hated the Bomb? Hardly. In fact, she extols its creation as "an eloquent example of, argument for and tribute to free enterprise."

Idaho Lawmaker Pushes Bill Requiring Students To Read 'Atlas Shrugged'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Idaho has introduced legislation that would require all high school students in the state to read an Ayn Rand novel that...

GOP Sen. Calls Obamacare 'Greatest Assault On Freedom In Our Lifetime'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) called Obamacare the "greatest assault on freedom in our lifetime" in an interview with the Atlas Society. "I think Ameri...

Welcome to Glenn Beck's Grifter Theme Park

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Glenn Beck is building an amusement park called -- what else? -- Independence Park. But he's pitching it to be much more than a roadside tourist trap with a tilt-a-whirl, concessions and skeeball. Beck wants his herd of followers to believe it's a real city -- his own version of Ayn Rand's "Galt's Gulch."

John Galt Speaking

David Cahn | Posted 01.15.2013 | Teen
David Cahn

With the ideology that success is unimportant and the man with experience redistributing wealth is more qualified to lead the nation than the wealth creator himself, Ayn Rand's prophesy is becoming disturbingly similar to reality.

A Liberal Ayn Rand?

Onkar Ghate | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Onkar Ghate

Instead of liberals dismissing Rand's appeal to the American spirit of individualism and independence, as President Obama recently did in his Rolling Stone interview, why don't liberals make Rand part of a new canon? Why let conservatives monopolize her?

Lucia Graves

Ayn Rand Institute Questions Whether Obama Has Even Read Ayn Rand

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

After President Barack Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone that Ayn Rand's books are largely for teenagers who are "feeling misunderstood," ...

Atlas Exploited Part 2: Who Cares If Atlas Shrugs?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

For our captains of industry to assume that if they "shrug," their workers and the country will collapse, is a narcissistic leap worthy of Ayn Rand herself.

Atlas Shrugged and the Political Triumph of Myth

Tanya M. Acker | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Tanya M. Acker

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 just came out in theatres. The book is better, my liking for it being one of the few things I have in common these days with Congressman Ryan.

Weekend Box Office: Ben Affleck's Argo Tops New Releases as Taken 2 Repeats as Number One

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.14.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

With five new wide releases, it was a traffic jam at the box office this weekend, but the surprisingly robust Taken 2 still held court at the top.

Atlas Exploited: The Clever Hoax of Ayn Rand

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

There is nothing virtuous about selfishness and there is nothing objective about Ayn Rand's objectivist philosophy, which is little more than a sly attempt to whitewash her own flaws.

Why Ayn Rand Won't Go Away: 'Atlas Shrugged,' Part 2 and the Motor of Moral Psychology

Michael Shermer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Michael Shermer

Why don't liberals admire Ayn Rand and her philosophy of objectivism, so forcefully presented in this book and film?

Behind the Label: The Ideologies Behind The Lululemon Manifesto

Jessica Marati | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Jessica Marati

If I'm going to spend $68 on a sports bra, my money is better spent with a company that authentically embodies the values it promotes.

The Awesomeness of Awesome People

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Ariel Gonzalez

Paul Ryan's on-again, off-again devotion to the most influential bad novelist in American history has been exhaustively picked apart. But alas, I'm tasked with imparting a level of discernment.

Ayn Rand and Modern Politics

David Sloan Wilson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
David Sloan Wilson

Ayn Rand created a system of thought that is just like religious fundamentalism in portraying a world without tradeoffs. This begins to explain her enduring appeal.

WATCH: 'Atlas Shrugged: Part 2' Might Become Paul Ryan's Favorite Movie

Posted 09.06.2012 | Entertainment

Not to be confused with the awesome trailer for "Cloud Atlas," the first teaser for "Atlas Shrugged: Part 2" has arrived online. If you're sitting the...