Launched in February 2005, Randex is an online database of media references to Rand and Objectivism.Â The entire database of articles may beÂ searched by text, date, and amount of relevant content. The purpose of Randex is:
To provide an indication of the impact of Ayn Rand’s ideas in today’s culture. This impact can be measured by the frequency with which the ideas are discussed or mentioned, the level of understanding shown, and also by the attitude taken by writers to Rand’s ideasâ??be it positive, negative, or neutral. As the database of references grows, it becomes a source for analyzing longer-term trends in these areas.
To be listed on Randex an item must appear online as a dated article at a news, information, or opinion website.Â Interestingly, the threeÂ new items listed today are repsectively negative, positive and neutral.