Friday, June 07, 2013
• • • Who Is John Galt?
Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |
The big thinkers over at the Atlas Shrugged movie site are taking another poll. [....] And who do the Objectivists see as the ideal John Galt? Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be a popular choice, although there are recommendations for conservative actors Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Caviezel, and Tom Selleck, too. Daniel Craig, Clive Owen, Nathan Fillion, and even George Clooney are mentioned a few times. Shockingly, only one person mentions Tom Cruise, who for some reason I think would play a great self-satisfied prick.
Monday, May 27, 2013
• • Children Are Parasites Who Take and Take and Take
Atlas Shrugged |
I got an e-mail this morning detailing the perfect Mother's Day gift for mothers who also happen to be total assholes: “Make May 12th An Atlas Shrugged Mother's Day.”
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
• In Which Rob! Speaks For Us All
The quality of Slog comments is always very high when compared to other blogs, but I've noticed an increase in the thoughtfulness and all-around engagement of comments over the last couple of weeks. So welcome back to Allyn, caralain, and undead ayn rand, and thank you to everyone else for the great conversation.
Monday, February 04, 2013
• • "Why Should I Be Paying a Toll for Somebody Else's Bridge?"
It's this narrowing of our sense of community that I think is one of the most destructive trends in American politics. The sense of national identity and purpose that once bound us together in the interest of a larger common good has gradually eroded into local squabbles over subarea equity and levy equalization and whether users of one bridge have an obligation to pay for another bridge just a few miles away. It makes for an every-man-for-himself free-for-all that might have thrilled Ayn Rand, but that threatens our ability to collectively invest in the public infrastructure and services necessary to assure our future welfare and prosperity.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
• • Nobody Cares About the Deficit
The Democrats don't want to go over the cliff because their Keynesian sensibilities rightly tell them that now is the wrong time for fiscal austerity, and the Republicans don't want to go over the cliff because their Randian ideology tells them that the only moral economic policy is to cut taxes on the wealthy while cutting services for the poor.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
• • Potty-Mouthed President Obama Expertly Dissects Ayn Rand's Novels
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[T] the thing that makes me want to stand up and cheer in the Rolling Stone interview is this bit about Ayn Rand [....]. [....] Any president who can carve the thesis of Ayn Rand's "philosophy" to shreds in a single paragraph is my kind of president
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, February 06, 2012