New Ideal - Reason | Individualism | Capitalism

Don’t Resign Yourself to Suffering, Combat It

Suffering should not be seen as essential to life given the efficacy of human intelligence.

Why Ayn Rand Would Have Despised a President Trump

Donald Trump is the type of anti-intellectual, authoritarian mentality that Ayn Rand warned us against in Atlas Shrugged.

The Dictatorial Impulse Behind the Shaming of PPP Recipients

Shaming attacks seek to punish critics of the welfare state for advocating against such measures as the Paycheck Protection Program.

Ayn Rand’s Philosophic Achievement (Part 4)

The final installment of philosopher Harry Binswanger's essay identifying six historic landmarks from Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism that, taken together, offer “a new view of the relationship of consciousness to existence.”

The Vice of Nationalism

“Nationalism” is rearing its head again. We should recognize that it conflicts with individual freedom.

A Blind Spot Obscuring the Islamist Menace

Two incisive books correct a persistent blind spot that obscures the Islamist menace.

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About The Ayn Rand Institute is the official website of the Ayn Rand Institute, the source for information on the life, writings and work of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, ARI offers educational experiences, based on Ayn Rand’s books and ideas, for a variety of audiences, including students, educators, policymakers and lifelong learners. ARI also engages in research and advocacy efforts, applying Rand’s ideas to current issues and seeking to promote her philosophical principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism.

ARI is composed of a dedicated Board of Directors and an energetic staff of more than 35 people. We invite you to explore how Ayn Rand viewed the world – and to consider the distinctive insights offered by ARI’s thought leaders today.