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Atlas Shrugged Movie Update

by @ Thursday, July 29th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Individual Liberty, Movies

Reason took a trip to the set of the Atlas Shrugged movie and I must say it left me feeling more positive about the project than I was initially: Let’s see what they come up with.

Atlas Shrugged Movie Begins Filming

by @ Monday, June 14th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Movies

Just before his options rights were set to expire, John Aglialoro began filming his movie version of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: The long-brewing feature version of author Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” has begun shooting in Los Angeles as a $5 million indie produced by John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow. Cameras began rolling over the weekend […]

Hayekian Triumph

by @ Wednesday, June 9th, 2010. Filed under Books, Economics, Individual Liberty

The # 1 book on Amazon is… The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek.

Atlas Shrugged Movie To Go Into Production ?

by @ Tuesday, June 8th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty, Movies

Another rumor about another Atlas Shrugged movie production: For almost two decades, Hollywood has tried unsuccessfully to turn Ayn Rand’s 1100 page classic Atlas Shrugged into a feature film with actresses ranging from Angelina Jolie to Charlize Theron to Faye Dunaway. John Aglialoro, the entrepreneur who  17 years ago paid $1 million to option the […]

Monday Meme: What Was Your First Amazon Order ?

by @ Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Filed under Blogging, Books

Brad Warbiany points me to this idea from Megan McArdle: A friend suggested this exercise: go to your Amazon orders page, and see what the very first thing you ordered from Amazon was. Yes, that’s right. In case you didn’t know Amazon not only has a record of every purchase you’ve ever made, but makes […]

A Campaign That Will Go Down In History

It will be many years before the definitive book about the 2008 Presidential campaign is written, probably long after most of the participants are dead. After all, it took over eighty years for a truly definitive look at the Election of 1920, and more than forty for a similar volume to be written about the […]

A Question For The Readership

by @ Thursday, March 25th, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Economics, Individual Liberty, Politics

In a comment to my post about the Obama Administration’s impending announcement of yet another unconstitutional bailout, Chris Berez asks this: Have we reached a point where we can declare Directive 10-289 passed yet? Or do we still have that on the horizon? For those unfamiliar with the the idea, this is Directive 10-289. So, […]

House Passes Senate Health Care “Reform” Bill

In the end, the vote was closer than last year’s vote on the House’s own health care vote, but it was still a win for the Democrats: WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval on Sunday to legislation that would provide medical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and remake the nation’s health care […]

A Pledge Against ObamaCare

by @ Sunday, March 21st, 2010. Filed under Ayn Rand, Health Care Reform, Individual Liberty, Politics

Objectivist philosopher Andrew Bernstein has issued this pledge of resistance to ObamaCare: If the government takes over health care, I will refuse to buy their package, refuse to pay the fine imposed, and make them arrest me. I will broadcast my refusal to cave to socialism on my website, on Facebook, to my students, in […]

A Reason Magazine Roundtable On The Ideas And Legacy Of Ayn Rand

by @ Monday, November 30th, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty, Politics

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