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Church-State Separation: A Principle, Not a “Wall” (Part 1)

The metaphor of a wall separating church and state is not sufficient to capture the principles that control how a proper government deals with religious organizations.

Tackling Top 5 Objections to What Justice Demands

"What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" takes on a hyper-controversial subject. The book’s distinctive and illuminating analysis is informed by Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism—a secular, individualist, pro-freedom. . .

Why Scientific Progress in Ethics Is Frozen

A narrow view of what ethics is about hinders scientific progress in the field.

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.

ARI’s Uncompromising Voice for Reason Since 9/11

In a preview of the upcoming issue of Ayn Rand Today, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discuss the Institute’s analysis of 9/11, the U.S. response to the Islamist threat, and the repercussions today.

The Guidance We Need to Follow the Coronavirus Science

Only a rational code of ethics can tell us which science to follow to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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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 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.