Bernard Harcourt: The Republican VP nominee claims Hayek as hero. Did he miss the libertarian economist's advocacy of universal healthcare?
Shut out from the official party celebration down the road, Paul's supporters look toward a future without their retiring leader
Victoria Bekiempis: For a time, I was a devotee of Ayn Rand's ideas. Now I see what a pernicious philosophy rational egoism is – and how dumb!
George Monbiot: Her psychopathic ideas made billionaires feel like victims and turned millions of followers into their doormats
Stuart Dredge: What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 13 September 2011
A film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, a BBC documentary and the support of rightwing economists have put the philosopher-novelist back in the news
Megan Gibson: Ayn Rand is a cult figure for Tea Party types, but if a bad movie gets them reading, they may be surprised by her ideas
When it mattered, Ayn Rand accepted government benefits - under a different name!
Nick Newcomen travels 12,000 miles with GPS tracking 'pen' to emblazon message 'Read Ayn Rand' across the US
Peter Robins: What else is going on in bookspace?
Jennifer Abel: With the US government bailing out rich idiots, it's no wonder the sex-addled critic of socialism is more popular than ever
Mary Midgley: How to believe: Ayn Rand's libertarianism represents the last infirmity of Hobbes's noble idea