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Why Today’s Ethics Offers No Real Guidance

Subscribe to the New Ideal Live podcast here. Philosophy is often thought to be an “ivory tower” pursuit, unconcerned with the practical affairs of everyday life. Philosophers who want to promote the relevance of their field invariably point to one. . .

The Suffering of Moral Saints

A recent book by Larissa MacFarquhar called Strangers Drowning exemplifies a widespread and deeply problematic way of thinking about morality that needs to be challenged and rejected if we are to be able to live fully moral lives and lives fully. . .

The Guidance We Need to Follow the Coronavirus Science

Governments are now lifting various national and statewide “shelter in place” orders. They’ve done so, reassuring their audiences that their decisions will “follow the science.” It’s a respectable-sounding slogan, especially because we are now. . .

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. . .

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. . .

The Morality of Moneylending: A Short History (Part 2)

Part 1 defined key terms and traced the moral history of moneylending in ancient Greece and the Dark and Middle Ages. Renaissance and Reformation The start of the sixteenth century brought about a commercial boom in Europe. It was the Golden Age of. . .

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About The Ayn Rand Institute


AynRand.org is the official website of the Ayn Rand Institute, the source for information on the life, writings and work of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.

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.

ARI is composed of a dedicated Board of Directors and an energetic staff of more than 35 people. We invite you to explore how Ayn Rand viewed the world – and to consider the distinctive insights offered by ARI’s thought leaders today.

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