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Should Government Just “Follow the Science”?

Several governors have announced that they will lift lockdown orders using the advice they receive from scientists and doctors. But even though scientific knowledge is obviously relevant to a government’s response to a pandemic, can it offer policy. . .

Analyzing Paul Krugman’s New York Times Smear of Ayn Rand

In this special episode of New Ideal Live, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discuss Paul Krugman’s recent column in the New York Times smearing Ayn Rand and claiming that she’s responsible for the death of thousands of people during the pandemic. The. . .

Stuck at Home? Join an Ayn Rand Novel Reading Group

If you’re homebound during the coronavirus pandemic, the Ayn Rand Institute is launching a new educational resource that we hope provides some benefit to you in this difficult time. Starting tomorrow, we are beginning two online discussion series. . .

‘We Took PPP Funds and Would Do It Again’

Social media and major news outlets are ablaze with reports that the Ayn Rand Institute applied for and received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, established by Congress under the CARES Act for pandemic relief. People are questioning how. . .

A Poem for Trying Times: Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”

Ayn Rand was a novelist and a connoisseur of fiction. By her own admission she was “not an admirer of poetry” and found it “impossible to discuss.” Even so, after saying this in a Q&A session, she went on to describe one of her favorite poems. . .

ARI Intellectuals on Radio Tackle the Pandemic Response

The Ayn Rand Institute is committed to bringing its unique approach, informed by the philosophy of Ayn Rand, to the analysis of today’s issues. In order to reach as many minds as possible, our intellectuals make an effort to appear in the media to. . .

THINKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC

Amid the havoc and upheaval brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak, there’s much to cover. This page showcases our latest pandemic-related content.