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Justice Holmes and the Empty Constitution (Part 1)

A short, century-old dissenting opinion exposes the dangerous vacuum at the heart of Supreme Court jurisprudence.

Industrial Capitalism Protects Us from Climate-Related Risks

We must not ignore capitalism’s stellar record of reducing climate-related threats.

Why Patents and Copyrights Matter

Elan Journo talks with law professor Adam Mossoff about patents and copyrights, common objections to them, and the moral case for protecting intellectual property.

Why Did the Saudis Expect to Get Away with Murder?

The Dissident, a new documentary about the Khashoggi scandal, prompts us to look more closely at how the U.S. and Western countries engage with Saudi Arabia.

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.

Religious Skeptics Should Question Their Moral Theology

Appeals to the idea that morality is rooted in impartiality betray an uncritical parochialism unworthy of science.

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About The Ayn Rand Institute

AynRand.org 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.