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Principled Defense of Free Markets in the Age of Bailouts

I work for an organization, the Ayn Rand Institute, that advocates laissez-faire capitalism and opposes government redistribution of wealth on moral grounds. We also recently took a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — on moral. . .

Latest Pandemic Developments with Dr. Amesh Adalja

With coronavirus cases rising across the country and some states closing up again, it’s worth asking: Have government officials learned the lessons from the first spike in cases earlier this year? In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo talks. . .

The Freedom to Fight Infectious Disease

Let’s face it. America’s governmental response to Covid-19 is a fiasco. Who is to blame? If you ask New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, it’s Donald Trump and . . . wait for it . . . Ayn Rand. Krugman’s first claim is true. The. . .

The Unscientific, Un-American Ethics of Vaccine Distribution

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

A Pro-Freedom, Pro-Science Alternative to Lockdowns

As coronavirus cases resurge around the world, governments are reimposing sweeping lockdowns. The last lockdowns exacted a heavy toll on our liberties and our livelihoods, and even now we still face rising infections. Many people who favor lockdowns. . .

An Open Letter to Marc Andreessen

On April 18, Marc Andreessen, the influential Silicon Valley venture capitalist, published an essay that has reverberated across social media. In “It’s Time To Build,” Andreessen observed that “Every Western institution was unprepared for the. . .