Thursday, May 30, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
• • The Rich Have Gained .6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost 69 Billio
It's as if the entire economic recovery is going into the pockets of the rich. And that's no accident. Here's why. [....] 8. The rise of the Ayn Rand Right. The Tea Party brought a new viciousness to the national dialogue. Not only do they hate the government, but also, they hate the poor. Using the twisted logic of Ayn Rand, they see the world divided into winners and losers -- and screw the losers. Not only do they oppose social programs like Social Security and Medicare, they also don’t believe that government should work on behalf of the collective good. In fact, they see any and all collective efforts as an affront to personal liberty. They want a world where the creators rule and the moochers suffer. They would rather the rich rob us blind, than have the government try to stop the financial cheating and deception. If Wall Street destroys your job -- too bad. Go get another one and don’t expect the government to help.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
• Corporate Food Giants Have Reason to Worry—Some Very Brave Supermarkets Are Sharing Nutritional S
The idea that a food store would admit -- would explicitly declare, on the spot, as your hand is reaching for it -- that a product it's selling is nutritionally crappy: that violates every principle of Marketing 101, not to mention Ayn Rand 101.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
• • Ayn Rand Would Be Proud: Soup Kitchen in Paul Ryan's Photo Op Loses Funds, Gets Attacked By Cons
Last weekend, Paul Ryan demonstrated his compassion for the poor by rolling up his sleeves at an Ohio soup kitchen and faking a photo op. [....] It's almost as if Ryan has staged an elaborate tribute to Ayn Rand, whose philosophy denigrates people who help the needy [...].
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
• • The New Yorker’s Terrifying Profile of Ayn Rand-loving Paul Ryan
Atheism |Atlas Shrugged |Going Galt |Individualism |Paul Ryan |
The whole article is interesting, but this is key: “His father’s death also provoked the kind of existential soul-searching that most kids don’t undertake until college. “I was, like, ‘What is the meaning?’ ” he said. “I just did lots of reading, lots of introspection. I read everything I could get my hands on.” Like many conservatives, he claims to have been profoundly affected by Ayn Rand. After reading “Atlas Shrugged,” he told me, ‘I said, “Wow, I’ve got to check out this economics thing.” What I liked about her novels was their devastating indictment of the fatal conceit of socialism, of too much government.’”
Saturday, August 04, 2012
• • Fifty Shades of Capitalism: Pain and Bondage in the American Workplace
If the ghost of Ayn Rand were to suddenly manifest in your local bookstore, the Dominatrix of Capitalism would certainly get a thrill thumbing through the pages of E.L. James’ blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
• • 11 Ways Mitt Romney Shows His Rich-Guy, Ayn Randian Cluelessness
I've collected a smattering of evidence of Romney's Ayn Rand game plan, listed below, which actually wasn't all that hard, since former Romney primary opponents Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry did much of the work for me.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
• • How the Ayn Rand-Loving Right Is Like a Bunch of Teen Boys Gone Crazy
Make no mistake: all this Ayn Rand libertarian me-first-and-the-rest-of-you-go-to-hell stuff -- the there’s-no-government-like-no-government theology that’s now being piously intoned as Holy Received Truth by everybody, male and female, in the GOP -- is, very precisely, the kind of politics you’d come up with if you were a 16-year-old boy trying to explain away his dependence on Mom.
Saturday, May 19, 2012