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The Dangerous Thinking Behind Pandemic Partisanship

Partisan loyalty about current medical and political controversies is driven by defensive false-choice thinking, not evidence.

COVID-19’s Impact on Business and Politics

How should we think about and critically evaluate the torrent of information and reporting coming out daily about the pandemic? That’s one of the crucial issues that philosophers Onkar Ghate and Gregory Salmieri address in a special episode of ARI’s. . .

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. . .

In the Covid-19 Pandemic, “Are We All in This Together?”

“We are all in this together.” In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and Keith Lockitch look at the different ways in which this catchphrase is being used in the context of the pandemic. Focusing on two recently published articles: “We’re Not. . .

Even in a Pandemic, the Police Power Is Not Unlimited

Covid-19 unleashed a torrent of coercive government actions ostensibly aimed at “flattening the curve”: issuing statewide shelter-in-place orders and forcing all “non-essential” services (including time-sensitive medical procedures such as abortion). . .

A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease

“A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease: Planning for the Next Pandemic” is the Ayn Rand Institute’s white paper on America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, authored by the Institute’s chief philosophy. . .