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Ayn Rand’s Radical Case for Abortion Rights

Ayn Rand’s support of abortion until birth derived from key principles of her radically unique philosophy.

A Blind Spot Obscuring the Islamist Menace

Two incisive books correct a persistent blind spot that obscures the Islamist menace.

Voting in the American System of Government

Although voting is one essential feature of our political system, it is not the essence of the American system, nor is it sufficient to make a government morally legitimate.

Finding Morality and Happiness Without God

Because reason is how we understand and deal with reality, a proper approach to morality will teach us how to follow reason on principle, without any concession to unexamined feelings or to faith. It will teach us what it means to be purposeful and. . .

Myth Busting Four False Free Speech Stances

“Words can never hurt me.” “We must be tolerant of all opinions.” “Facebook is censoring me!” We hear claims like these all the time, but are they true? Watch Steve Simpson and Tara Smith discuss and debunk these and other common myths about free. . .

The Unscientific, Un-American Ethics of Vaccine Distribution

It’s absurd to treat philosophers’ “intuitions” as standards for government distribution of the Covid vaccine.

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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 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.