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Rethinking Selfishness

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-10-23 02:44

Please join us on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00pm (Pacific time) for:

"Rethinking Selfishness: Ayn Rand's New Conception of Egoism"

by Dr. Onkar Ghate

This lecture explores what makes Ayn Rand's idea of self-interest distinctive. Dr. Ghate explains why selfishness has served him as a source of unconventional but inspiring moral guidance.


Internationally Known Philosopher Leaves Legacy of Scholarship on Aristotle and Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2013-09-05 21:31

Internationally Known Philosopher Leaves Legacy of Scholarship on Aristotle and Ayn Rand

IRVINE, Calif.—It is with great sorrow that the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship and the Ayn Rand Institute announce the death of American philosopher Allan Stanley Gotthelf, in Philadelphia, on August 30, 2013, after an extended battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.

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Worth Studying — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-09-06 00:33

News from Leonard Peikoff

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-06-26 21:34

June 25, 2013

Dear Admirer of Ayn Rand:

Once every three weeks starting September 13, 2013, Dr. Leonard Peikoff will offer, by telephone, a new 15-lecture course: Writing for an Audience.


New Brook/Watkins at Forbes.com

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2013-04-12 21:23

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new article titled “To Be Born Poor Doesn't Mean You'll Always Be Poor.”


New Watkins at Forbes

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-03-27 20:58

Don Watkins, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Center, has published a new article titled “To Protect the Defenseless, We Must Abolish the Minimum Wage.”

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Minimizing the Workers and the Economy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-03-28 17:26

Livestream Event: Dr. Yaron Brook Debates for Capitalism at North Carolina State University!

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2013-03-19 21:05

Livestream Event: Dr. Yaron Brook Debates for Capitalism at North Carolina State University!

We are writing to let you know of an upcoming free Livestreamed event, happening Wednesday, March 20!

Capitalism vs. the Mixed Economy: Which System Is Better?
A Debate
Dr. Yaron Brook vs. Dr. Karl Smith
Moderated by Dr. Andrew J. Taylor

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Bad News — by gregster on Sat, 2013-03-23 02:38
Luke — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Thu, 2013-03-21 20:00
Android — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2013-03-21 11:56

New Brook/Watkins at Forbes

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2013-03-12 20:38

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new article titled “'Give Back' Is One of the World's Most Impoverishing Commands.”


New Brook/Watkins at Forbes

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2013-02-25 20:59

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new article titled “Capitalism in No Way Created Poverty, It Inherited It.”

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Haha — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2013-02-26 06:12
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-02-26 05:45
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-02-26 02:22

New Brook/Watkins Op-Ed at Fox News on Rand's Birthday

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2013-02-02 20:47

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new op-ed titled “Three Crucial Lessons Ayn Rand Can Teach Us Today.”


Leonard Peikoff at Huffington Post

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2013-01-24 00:43

We have just had Leonard Peikoff’s essay “Abortion Rights Are Pro-Life” published at HuffingtonPost.com.

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Hmm — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2013-01-27 09:50
Jules — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2013-01-27 08:20
Richard — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2013-01-27 06:53

New Binswanger Op-Ed at Forbes!

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2013-01-03 20:59

Harry Binswanger, a board member at The Ayn Rand Institute, has just had a new op-ed published at Forbes.com: “With Gun Control, Cost Benefit Analysis Is Amoral.”

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Harry on tele — by gregster on Mon, 2013-01-21 09:23
It seems we are twisting ourselves... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-01-20 08:58
Another. 26th Dec was a busy day for gun posts — by gregster on Sun, 2013-01-20 03:10

Brook/Watkins vs Obama at Forbes.com

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2012-10-29 19:53

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new article titled “President Obama Duels With Ayn Rand Over What Makes America Great.”

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Oh ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2012-10-30 08:56
Can't argue with that — by gregster on Tue, 2012-10-30 07:42
Stellar piece! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-10-29 20:07

New Elan Journo Essay

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2012-10-22 23:55

Ayn Rand Center fellow, Elan Journo, has a new essay up on our website. The title is "Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand and U.S. Foreign Policy."

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Watched a DVD this morning — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2013-02-05 21:52
Turkey is indeed secular! — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-11-03 15:26
Kyrel Zantonavitch — by 0 on Sat, 2012-11-03 15:19

New Brook/Watkins at Forbes.com

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2012-10-15 22:25

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new article titled “Why Ayn Rand's Absence From Last Thursday's Debate Benefits Big Government.” They write:


ARC on Libyan Murders

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2012-09-28 21:38

Elan Journo, a fellow at The Ayn Rand Center, has just had a new op-ed published at FoxNews.com: “Our Self-crippled Policy Encouraged the Deadly Embassy Attacks”

"The murders of American diplomatic and military personnel in Libya underscore the consequences of America’s longstanding failure to uphold the rights of Americans to live and speak their minds in the face of the Islamist threat."

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion...

--ARC Media

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Yes, good point. — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2012-10-02 18:54
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-09-30 06:11
the real reason why the ARI won't use the term "Islam" — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2012-09-30 04:18

Watkins/Brook at Forbes

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2012-09-06 21:29

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new article titled “The Virtue of Employee Layoffs.” They write:


Yaron Brook on Paul Ryan

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2012-08-24 22:49

Paul Ryan and Atlas Shrugged

We are pleased to share with you the following message from ARI executive director, Yaron Brook.

The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as the likely Republican nominee for vice president has elevated yet again the visibility of Ayn Rand in the culture.


New Onkar Ghate Op-Ed on Fox News

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2012-08-21 23:01

Onkar Ghate, senior fellow at The Ayn Rand Center, has just had a new op-ed published at Foxnews.com: “Ayn Rand’s Appeal”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion...


New Brook/Watkins at Forbes.com

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2012-07-12 22:33

Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new column titled “The Dog-Eat-Dog Welfare State Is Lose-Lose.” They write:


Supreme Court Supports Obamacare: American Freedom Strangled

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2012-06-29 03:09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Supports Obamacare: American Freedom Strangled

Ayn Rand Center Executive Director Yaron Brook Says The Fight To Limit Government Will Continue

Washington, D.C.—In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the individual mandate as a tax, Yaron Brook, the executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, said the ruling only confirms that government has been tightening its grip on the economy for more than a century.


USA Today Article—Celebrate Private Equity

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2012-05-29 21:03

Don Watkins, a fellow with ARI, and Yaron Brook, ARI’s executive director, have just published a new article titled: “Celebrate Private Equity.” You can read it now at USAToday.com

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With private equity, it is — by Tom Burroughes on Wed, 2012-05-30 11:47
Moi ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-05-30 09:09
The Facebook IPO — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-05-30 08:20

Happy Birthday Ayn Rand—Why Are You Still so Misunderstood?

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2012-02-02 20:14

Essay by Don Watkins at Fox News

... what you don’t yet see is large numbers of people who have actually grasped the moral and political position Rand defined. Even among the Tea Party activists, there exists no positive, principled platform challenging today’s status quo. This is why you also find at their gatherings signs like “Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare.” Apparently, paying for your neighbor’s mortgage is bad, but paying for his health care is just fine. ...

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Wishy-Washy Would-Be Objectivists; Not Champions of Truth — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-02-09 20:24
kyrel and no bank buyouts to prop up the dollar — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2012-02-09 01:25
Oh, Kyrel — by gregster on Wed, 2012-02-08 22:45

In Memoriam: John David Lewis (1955-2012)

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2012-01-07 20:42

It is with great sadness that the Ayn Rand Institute announces the death on January 3, 2012, of Dr. John David Lewis after an extended battle with cancer.

http://www.aynrand.org/site/Pa...


Introducing the Ayn Rand Institute Campus: Site Launching on January 10!

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2012-01-04 21:10

Introducing the Ayn Rand Institute Campus: Site Launching on January 10!

We at ARI are proud to announce a major new online educational initiative: The Ayn Rand Institute Campus. On January 10, 2012, we will beta launch an innovative and interactive learning environment where Internet users can study Ayn Rand's provocative ideas in unprecedented ways, using a system of learning tools that can be found nowhere else.

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You won't like this — by seymourblogger on Sat, 2012-01-07 19:30
Good Idea — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2012-01-07 18:10
OMG now they are gonna make Rand — by seymourblogger on Sat, 2012-01-07 09:22

Alex Epstein at Fox

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2011-06-03 22:37

Alex Epstein, a fellow with the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, has just published a new article titled “Four Dirty Secrets about Clean Energy.” You can read it now at FoxNews.com


“Atlas Shrugged” Climbs Bestseller List . . . Again!

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2011-04-19 22:23

“Atlas Shrugged” Climbs Bestseller List . . . Again!

April 19, 2011

WASHINGTON--“Atlas Shrugged,” Part 1 opened in theaters on Friday, and although critics are panning the film, while audiences have generally liked it, one thing is certain: more people are buying the book again.

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Mall Booths and Other Outreach — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2011-04-20 10:37
...but a lost opportunity for certain Objectivists — by Orson on Wed, 2011-04-20 01:54

Brook on Stossel Tonight

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2011-03-10 21:36

Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Center, will appear on Fox Business Network’s “Stossel” program tonight, Thursday, March 10, 2011. Dr. Brook will discuss the proper role of government.


ARC presents a new debate series in New York

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2011-02-04 00:47

ARC presents a new debate series in New York

The Ayn Rand Center is excited to announce a new series of debates, beginning Thursday, March 10, between Yaron Brook, president of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Miles Rapoport, president of Demos and former Secretary of the State of Connecticut.

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Demos is associated with George Soros — by Sandi on Fri, 2011-02-11 00:45

Ayn Rand Facebook Page Reaches more than 100,000 Admirers

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2010-08-09 23:35

Ayn Rand Facebook Page Reaches more than 100,000 Admirers

August 9, 2010

We are pleased to report that the Ayn Rand page on Facebook has now been "liked" by more than 100,000 Facebook users. This places Ayn Rand's page among the most-liked pages in the Writers category on Facebook.


The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Richer, the New York Times Gets Outraged

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2010-04-26 21:29

WASHINGTON--“Look out world: the rich are getting richer by helping the poor get richer,” writes Don Watkins, analyst with the Ayn Rand Center, examining a New York Times article titled “Big Banks Draw Profits From Microloans to Poor.”


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