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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. . .

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic: Creators of Our Digital Age

Emergency rooms are jammed with COVID-19 patients, fighting for their lives. Doctors, nurses, and front-line healthcare workers are receiving much-deserved praise and appreciation, even though (as I argued in earlier article) they’re still under. . .

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. . .

Explore Ayn Rand’s Anthem with ARI Instructors

Anthem is a unique novel. It’s Ayn Rand’s “hymn to man’s ego.” In part, it’s an uncompromising indictment of collectivism. But, above all, it’s a celebration of individualism — and a dramatization of what it means to hold one’s own life as sacred. . .

Experts Assess Pandemic’s Damage to the Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on all aspects of human life, and the U.S. economy is no exception. The virus outbreak and governmental reactions to it have sent the stock market crashing and dealt a major economic blow. In a. . .

Responding to COVID-19, ARI Takes Conference Online

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything many of us have experienced before. People are self-isolating and practicing social distancing, businesses are closing, and events are being canceled. We, at ARI, have been affected as well. We were set to. . .

Covid-19 testing

The FDA Mandates Ignorance about Covid-19

After socially distancing for months, people are rightly frustrated that they often can’t get tested quickly or cheaply enough to know when it’s safe to meet other people. Yet there is a cheap, promising form of testing. . .

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. . .