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Utopian Libertarian Community Was Probably A Scam
American Libertarians were thrilled when it was announced that a community modeled after Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged , was in the works in Chile. The South American country was apparently an obvious choice due to their low taxes and temperate climate.
Libertarians, Force, Fraud, and the Power of the State
As sometimes happens in conversations here on the blog, something gets me thinking along paths I haven't previously considered. In this case, the libertarian/Randian reliance on the non-aggression clause and the ceding of the legitimate use of force to the state.
Movie Review: See Atlas Shrugged III to find out who John Galt is
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New York Magazine
the national interestPaul Ryan Can't Exactly Shake His Randian...
Paul Ryan has been denying the influence of Ayn Rand upon his public philosophy for a good four years now, and he has settled upon a handful of well-worn talking points. The New York Times Magazine Q: I always understood you as being an Ayn Rand aficionado.
Jonathan Chait: Paul Ryan Dumps Ayn Rand in Favor of Other 'Crackpot Authors'
Don't look now, but there may be a Paul Ryan scandal, or at least a scandalette, and in this context New York magazine blogger Jonathan Chait is both Woodward and Bernstein.
Maryland Author Foresees America's Future
The current partisan crises in Washington over budget battles and dysfunctional government may be unsettling for many Americans, but for one Maryland resident they are more than just current politics.