Tag: Atlas Shrugged

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies About Awesome Businesspeople

This week marks the release of Jobs, which stars Ashton Kutcher, the inventor of prankism, as Steve Jobs, the inventor of the computer and...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Greetings, Fellow Hostages!

President Obama may have given up the store on tax cuts this week, but at least he coined a useful metaphor in the process. Still, is it...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Rapture of Ayn Rand, Part Two

Thanks for sticking with me after the first half of this monstrous column wrapping up our series on Ayn Rand and her overlong orgy of...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The Rapture of Ayn Rand, Part One

“We do not tell – we show.” So says the mentor of Atlas Shrugged‘s three key “strikers,” philosopher Hugh Akston … on...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Ayn Rand’s Shangri-La of Self-Interest

I tried. I tried so hard. You’ve gotta believe me when I tell you how I tried and tried to finish Ayn Rand’s oversize chronicle of...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Maybe Ayn Rand Needed a Little Christmas

I have to admit, I’m a bit conflicted this holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been going through the motions — spending...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Ayn Rand’s Polemical Porn

Here’s the thing about reading Ayn Rand: She forces you to think the way she does. Once you’ve immersed yourself in her black-and-white...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Ayn Rand Takes a (Midas) Mulligan

When I was a senior in college, instead of prepping for a career as a Rand-ian Master of the Universe with high-level courses in economics...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: I’ve Been Ayn Randed!

A homework pass to the first commenter who can identify what inspired this column’s headline – without resorting to the Google (honor...

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Books, Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: A Liberal Reads Ayn Rand

Objectivism is back, baby! Don’t take my word for it – just check out this cover of the libertarian monthly Reason, which offers up a...