Posts Tagged ‘ideology’

Like Newt Gingrich? You’ll Love Paul Ryan.

August 16, 2012

Love Newt Gingrich? You'll Love Paul Ryan.

Who is Paul Ryan? He spent a few months at the Tea Party’s alleged “Think Tank” and read a cult novel and a few faddish books as an impressionable undergrad. These days that’s enough to make him a Republican Intellectual, the GOP’s Idea Man, the party’s Intellectual Leader.

So basically Paul Ryan is a Big Ideas Guy, Newt Gingrich with fewer chins.

More:

“Romney’s Choice,” Elizabeth Drew, New York Review of Books blog

“What did Ayn Rand teach Paul Ryan about monetary policy?” Brad Plumer, Washington Post blog

“Atlas Spurned,” Jennifer Burns, Washington Post Op-Ed

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Action Philosophers: Ayn Rand! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey (Evil Twin)

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The Ideology of Choice

June 17, 2011


The word “Choice” has become a synonym for “Freedom,” but real-life choices can can bewildering and paralyzing. The actual process of individual choice is emotion-laden, and rarely rational.

The “Ideology of Choice” may be manipulated by vested interests to avoid meaningful social change. Dr. Renata Salecl explained how in a presentation to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), visually interpreted here by Cognitive Media.

Related:

“The Paradox of Choice,” Renata Salecl,  RSA July 8, 2010 (video)

Renata Salecl, Wikipedia

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