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Introducing New Ideal Live

In these challenging times, people need clarity. But how can you cut through the noise? How do you step outside the bubble of commentary which puts partisan loyalty above the facts? Where can you find analysis informed by an unwavering dedication to. . .

How to Resist the Pull of Today’s Tribalistic Politics

In the recent pandemic, it’s been shocking to observe how much some people’s political affinities have influenced their views about the proper response to the disease itself. I’ve recently written about how emotionalistic partisan loyalty, rather. . .

The Agenda Behind Shaming ARI for Taking Government Relief

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate discuss the controversy surrounding ARI’s acceptance of a Paycheck Protection Program loan. ARI previously announced it was seeking PPP relief and elaborated the moral. . .

A Drama for Our Time: Ibsen’s Enemy of the People

Many have now heard the story of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first sounded the alarm about the spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan, but who was forced to recant by Chinese authorities. He later died of the disease himself. There’s a reason. . .

Ayn Rand’s Philosophic Achievement (Part 1)

Shortly after Ayn Rand’s death in March 1982, Harry Binswanger undertook the task of highlighting the historical significance of Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. He did so by singling out six landmarks in her thought — “breakthroughs representing the. . .

Science without Philosophy Can’t Resolve Abortion Debate

There is a new push by prominent opponents of abortion to cloak their position in the mantle of science, and claim that anyone who defends abortion rights is a “science denier.” This push has been the impetus for an onslaught of legislation aimed at. . .

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


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 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.

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