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Tom Friedman: A New Ayn Rand for A Dark Digital Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Friedman's vision is worth studying, if only because it reflects the distorted perspective of some very wealthy and influential people. In their world the problems of the many are as easily fixed as a line of code, with no sacrifice required of them or their fellow billionaires.

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.

The Creepy, Dangerous Ideology Behind The Cult of Disruption

NSFW Corp | Paul Carr | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Uber founder Travis Kalanick Kalanick is a proud adherent to the Cult of Disruption: the faddish Silicon Valley concept which essentially boils down t...

Is the Paul Ryan Bubble Bursting?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

For anyone who's been paying attention, it's long been obvious that Paul Ryan is a political fraud.

Libertarian Until Graduation

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Chris Ladd

The images of college students thronging to Ron Paul campaign events inspire a nostalgic twinge in me. Once I upon a time, I, too, needed nothing more in life than to be left free to achieve. I was a Libertarian, at least until graduation.

Paul Ryan's Atlas Shrugged Quiz

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

If you were going to compare one current member of Congress to Dagny Taggart, who would it be? Please feel free to explain your reasoning, and remember, there are no wrong answers except "Nancy Pelosi."

John Galt Is A Crybaby And So Are You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Dear Self-Described "Producer": I received your hate mail this morning. Thank you for emerging from your self-creating illusion long enough to write ...

Lululemon's Tea Party and a Yoga to Fight About

Derek Beres | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Derek Beres

"Yoga" has needed to come down off the mountain ever since Thoreau wrote about the Bhagavad Gita. Self-righteousness may have worked for John Galt; what we need is self-investigation, as well as social investigation.

Lululemon Athletica Combines Ayn Rand And Yoga

The New York Times | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women

Lululemon Athletica, the retailer of yoga pants and hoodies, has long decorated shopping bags with slogans that appear to have been lifted from self-h...

What I Learned from Parodying Atlas Shrugged

Ellis Weiner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Comedy
Ellis Weiner

Capitalism is to Atlas Shrugged what Quidditch is to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: a fictional construct, vaguely similar to something we have in real life, used for purposes of drama and entertainment.

Atlas Shrugged, But You Shouldn't

Michael Shermer | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shermer

After decades of fruitless efforts to bring Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged to the silver screen, the project has finally come to fruition with the first of three installments set to open on tax day 2011.

The Greenspan Hornet

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

By day, Alan Greenspan is a mild-mannered Federal Reserve chairman. But by night, he fights a never-ending battle against government regulation and oversight.

Who Is John Galt? No, Really.

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

John Galt's "rational self-interest" is a fantasy. Tea Partiers and Libertarians need to reconcile with this fact, but it will require far more thought than they have customarily been willing to spare.

John Galt Has Left the Building

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

If your moral duty is to serve your neighbor and anyone else who is in need, then you don't have the moral right to pursue your own life and happiness.

Colbert Shrugged: Ayn Rand Institute Responds to 'Rand Illusion'

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

Is Colbert, and the media in general, taking a cheap shot -- going for the easy laugh using Rand's philosophy of selfishness -- or are they using humor and irony to open a much needed public debate?

Stephen Colbert Loves Ayn Rand (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In last night's episode of "The Word" Stephen Colbert praised Ayn Rand for her novel "Atlas Shrugged," a favorite of conservative commentators that bl...

Going Galt

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

2009-03-10-pollak0309.jpgStupid people turn to the stupidest thing ever for the stupidest idea possible.

On Atlas Shrugged as a Guide to Our Times

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

She made it all up. The bad guys are straw men, serving a straw government, empowered by a straw civilization. The whole thing is a self-subverting and ultimately ludicrous grand opera of bad faith.