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Ayn Rand on the Welfare State’s Real Villains

The most contemptible parasites are the power-lusters who relentlessly expand the system.

The Possible Dream (Part 1)

A rational, this-worldly concept of perfection in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and politics.

Many Vaccine Refusers Don’t Care about Their Self-Interest

A real concern for self-interest includes concern for one’s health, relationships, and the truth.

One Small Step for Dictatorship

From 2016, an essay arguing that Donald Trump’s election was an ominous sign of America’s eroding spirit of individualism and resistance to overbearing authority.

Metaphysics in Marble (Part 1)

How sculpture expresses metaphysical abstractions, and how the dominant philosophy of an era is reflected in its sculpture.

Ayn Rand’s Philosophic Achievement (Part 1)

Philosopher Harry Binswanger identifies six historic landmarks from Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism that, taken together, offer “a new view of the relationship of consciousness to existence.”

With a passionate commitment to rational ideas, New Ideal explores pressing cultural issues from the perspective of
Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism.

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 thirty-five 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.