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Ayn Rand’s Philosophic Achievement (Part 3)

Continued from Part 1 and Part 2 Having surveyed Ayn Rand’s philosophic achievement, let us consider whether there is some integrating theme that underlies the major breakthroughs I have covered. A philosophic system cannot of course be condensed. . .

Myth Busting Four False Free Speech Stances

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” “We must be tolerant toward other people’s views and ideas.” “Facebook and YouTube are censoring my opinions.” You may have heard variants of these statements, at some point, in. . .

The Dictatorial Impulse Behind the Shaming of PPP Recipients

Since the Wall Street Journal’s Pat Fitzgerald announced on Twitter that “The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and $1 million” and linked to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration confirming this, brave social media. . .

Newly Published Letters: Glimpses of Rand’s Mind at Work

For anyone curious to learn what Ayn Rand was really like, one invaluable resource is her personal correspondence. Beginning with the publication of Letters of Ayn Rand in 1995, readers have had an opportunity to see how Rand pursued her values day. . .

When Tribal Journalists Try to ‘Cancel’ Ayn Rand (Part 2)

The New Republic article about Rand, which we looked at in Part 1, stood out not primarily because of what it said about her, but in how it conveyed its message. The article put a tribal prejudice toward Rand above facts and logic. That same mindset. . .

Economics in Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy

In a previous New Ideal article, I explained how I came to write a chapter in editor Jonathan Hoenig’s A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand. My chapter contains answers to seven of the forty-one questions Ayn Rand thought needed. . .

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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.

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