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On Ayn Rand

Rarely have I seen criticism of Ayn Rand’s works, that has any depth at all.  Most of the critics seem utterly unfamiliar with any of the ideas she has to offer. 100 more words

Politics

Is "Atlas Shrugged" Happening?

“Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. 131 more words

Writing

What BioShock Gets Wrong About Ayn Rand's Objectivism

The original BioShock was a game released in 2007 by 2K Games. The main antagonist was Andrew Ryan, a “business magnate” who founded an underwater city, called Rapture. 1,142 more words

Ayn Rand

Journey in Gilmore Girls: 5 Days to Go, 5 Favorite Episodes

It’s no secret among my friends and family, and anyone who follows me on twitter, that I have a tiny obsession with The Gilmore Girls. It’s one of my favorite shows of all time. 1,173 more words

Blogging

How to Preach without Preaching

You know what ruins a good story, or a good author?  Preaching.

I’ve never met two people who see the world the same way.  If two people from the same camp, same background, same school, lined up their ducks side by side I’ll bet you a dollar or two that some of them are going to be facing opposite ways. 612 more words

Writing Tips

Trumps Ayn Rand Infrastructure World

No good will, just self interest” echoed Ayn Rand when questioned on her vision of a world without government spending on infrastructure.  Sadly “self interest” doesn’t care when it’s the pot holes on your neighbors street, replacing crumbling sidewalks or reinforcing that rickety old bridge on the side road.  81 more words

Politics

Radical RAND: The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand - reminder

I have to say, I do not usually read much from Maureen Dowd but this grabbed my attention …

by Maureen Dowd

… Indeed, the most remarkable thing about… 1,244 more words

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