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Downer Ending

As much as a hate going out on a low note, if 2016 seemed really crappy to you, then my pointing out that the movie versions of… 66 more words

Montreal Learned the Wrong Lesson from Ayn Rand

I’ve always viewed Ayn Rand’s most famous novel, Atlas Shrugged, as a warning about the dangers of over-regulation, over-taxation, and excessive redistribution.

I won’t spoil the plot for those who haven’t yet read the book, but it’s basically a story… 639 more words


Learning Continued. . . Photoshop Part 13

This week’s focus was on illustration in Photoshop. It began with the use of vectors then pro/regressed to the use of filters again. we had the option to submit either or both for this weeks challenge. 54 more words

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The Trumpster's Roark

It seems that Donald Trump and a host of his cabinet nominees are fans of the late Ayn Rand. Her philosophy of “objectivism” exalted the individual over the group. 588 more words


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


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


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

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