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Why Champions of Science and Reason Need Free Will

The power to control our own minds is an indispensable requirement of scientific objectivity.

Economics in Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy

A new book on Ayn Rand’s politics includes a chapter by ARI’s Onkar Ghate on the basic principles of American political philosophy. Here, Ghate discusses economic topics that Rand thought essential to her political outlook.

An Alternative to Conspiracism’s Foolish Illusions

Ayn Rand routinely dismissed conspiracist explanations of major events; she proposed instead that philosophical ideas openly agreed upon by all major parties were responsible for the converging irrationality of policy decisions.

The Specter of Lawlessness Is Darker than You Think

The arbitrariness of the laws that officials are asked to enforce is itself a source of the lawlessness in contemporary America.

The Sordid US-Saudi Alliance: Betraying Individualism

By allying with Saudi Arabia’s Islamist monarchy, American policy betrays our own ideal of political freedom and sells out the regime’s victims — thus continuing a wider pattern in America’s Mideast policy.

Campus Speech: Why Reason When I Can Riot?

In a 1964 article analyzing the so-called free speech movement at U.C. Berkeley, Ayn Rand identified fundamental causes that help explain today’s attacks on free speech at college campuses across America. The universities, she argued, were teaching. . .

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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.