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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.

Science without Philosophy Can’t Resolve Abortion Debate

Scientific findings do not support opponents of abortion rights without the assistance of unscientific philosophical assumptions, which abortion defenders should challenge.

Analyzing the Conspiracist Firestorm over Notre Dame

On the six-month anniversary of the Notre Dame fire, we scrutinize the conspiracism about the event that spread as fast as the fire itself.

Free Chapter: Onkar Ghate “On American 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.

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.

A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease

“A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease: Planning for the Next Pandemic” is the Ayn Rand Institute’s white paper on America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, authored by the Institute’s chief philosophy. . .

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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.