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ARC Press Release: Nationalization Is Theft

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-11-25 23:08

Nationalization Is Theft
November 25, 2008

Washington, D.C.--A huge Venezuelan gold project known as Las Cristinas is the latest victim of dictator Hugo Chavez’s long-running socialist power grab.

Recent Comments:
Crystallex only mines in Venezuela — by F L Light on Sun, 2008-11-30 04:35
Yeah... — by atlascott on Wed, 2008-11-26 15:59
Kyrel — by 0 on Wed, 2008-11-26 09:00

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ARC Press Release: Ending Piracy Should be a U.S. Government Priority

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2008-11-24 20:37

Ending Piracy Should be a U.S. Government Priority
November 24, 2008

Washington, D.C.-- “It is unbelievable that one of the top news stories, today in the 21st century, is that pirates are seizing ships, cargo and people off the high seas,” said Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.

Recent Comments:
There you go again, Aaron... — by atlascott on Sat, 2008-11-29 21:02
Well, now you have Islamists — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2008-11-26 05:44
WTF? — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2008-11-26 00:20

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ARC Press Release: Don’t Bailout U.S. Automakers--Untie Them

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-11-21 02:26

Don’t Bailout U.S. Automakers--Untie Them
November 20, 2008

Washington, D.C. --Politicians across the spectrum are calling for an auto bailout, arguing that we cannot allow such large companies to fail.


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ARC Advisory: The Menace of Pragmatism

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2008-11-20 23:20

PRESS ADVISORY
AYN RAND CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

November 20, 2008

The Menace of Pragmatism
How Aversion to Principle Is Destroying America

Who: Dr. Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas and speaker for the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.


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ARC Press Release: Drop the SEC Investigation Against Cuban

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-11-19 23:09

Drop the SEC Investigation Against Cuban
November 19, 2008

Washington, D.C. --Billionaire Mark Cuban is under investigation for “insider trading” by the SEC.

Recent Comments:
Stolen goods... — by reed on Mon, 2008-11-24 14:40
Don't Follow — by wngreen on Mon, 2008-11-24 09:41
Implications... — by reed on Thu, 2008-11-20 00:18

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ARC Press Release: Bush Is No Champion of the Free Market

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2008-11-15 01:39

Bush Is No Champion of the Free Market
November 14, 2008

Washington, D.C. --In a recent speech on the financial crisis, President Bush said, “If you seek economic growth, if you seek opportunity, if you seek social justice and human dignity, the free market system is the way to go.”
 
According to Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, “It’s true that free markets are the source of economic prosperity and individual liberty--but President Bush, while he may pay lip service to free markets, has been a consistent opponent of them.

Recent Comments:
Exactly! — by Wayne Simmons on Sat, 2008-11-15 08:01

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ARC Op-Ed: Stop Blaming Capitalism for Government Failures

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-11-14 03:51

Stop Blaming Capitalism for Government Failures

By Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Speaking of the financial crisis, French president Nicolas Sarkozy recently said, “Laissez-faire is finished. The all-powerful market that always knows best is finished.”


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Liddy Special on Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-11-14 00:08

RadioAmerica’s G. GORDON LIDDY is devoting a SPECIAL BROADCAST of his nationally syndicated three-hour talk radio show to Ayn Rand, her philosophy, and understanding the current state of events through the lens of Objectivism.

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G. Gordon Liddy is a — by 0 on Fri, 2008-11-14 05:43
Loved or Hated, Never Ignored — by mckeever on Fri, 2008-11-14 01:26

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ARC Op-Ed: Nationalization Is Theft

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-11-07 21:04

Nationalization Is Theft
Venezuela, Russia, and other countries that nationalize natural resources are violating private property rights.

By Thomas A. Bowden

For years, the Canadian operator of a huge Venezuelan gold project known as Las Cristinas has been seeking an environmental permit to start digging. Well, Crystallex International Corporation can stop waiting--the mine is being nationalized as part of dictator Hugo Chavez’s long-running program of socialist takeovers.

Recent Comments:
Is nationalisation theft? — by reed on Sun, 2008-11-09 09:26
'Bout Time — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2008-11-08 18:05
A New Case of Privatization — by F L Light on Sat, 2008-11-08 05:25

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ARC Press Release: The Left and the Right vs. Free Speech

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2008-11-06 20:59

The Left and the Right vs. Free Speech
November 6, 2008

Washington, D.C. -- Calling for a return of the Fairness Doctrine, Senator Chuck Schumer noted that some of the same people who oppose such “equal time” mandates support restrictions on broadcasting they deem offensive. According to Don Watkins, a writer for the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, “Schumer’s comments highlight an ominous fact: that both the left and the right are opponents of free speech.


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ARC Press Release: End the FCC’s War on Free Speech

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-11-05 19:15

End the FCC’s War on Free Speech
November 5, 2008

Washington, D.C.--On November 4, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations.


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ARC Op-Ed: The Maestro vs. the Market

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-11-05 00:47

The Maestro vs. the Market
By Alex Epstein and Yaron Brook

Alan Greenspan claims that the free market failed to prevent the financial crisis, and that he is “shocked” that his professed “free-market ideology” turned out to contain a “flaw.”

Recent Comments:
Excellent. This is one — by Aaron on Wed, 2008-11-05 01:51

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ARC Op-Ed: Supreme Disappointments

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-11-04 00:58

Supreme Disappointments

Neither McCain nor Obama will nominate judges who understand the Constitution’s basic principle of individual rights.

By Thomas A. Bowden

No matter who wins the presidency--and with it, the power to appoint Supreme Court justices--America’s judiciary will remain locked into a crucial error that corrupts their interpretation of America’s bedrock constitutional principle: individual rights.


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ARC Op-Ed: Let Them Fail

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2008-11-01 00:06

Let Them Fail

By Amit Ghate

Everywhere today politicians are blaring that they must save America’s financial institutions, alleging catastrophic risk to the economy were any to fail.


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ARC Press Release: Church and State - A Marriage Not Made in Heaven

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-10-31 20:28

Church and State: A Marriage Not Made in Heaven
October 31, 2008

Washington, D.C.--Californians will soon have the chance to vote on Proposition 8, which would define marriage in the state constitution as being only between a man and a woman, denying marriage to same-sex couples.


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ARC Op-Ed: Fleeting Freedom--The Indecent Assault on Broadcasters

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2008-10-30 03:52

Fleeting Freedom: The Indecent Assault on Broadcasters

By Don Watkins

The fleeting expletive case before the Supreme Court is about more than broadcasters’ ability to air dirty words--it’s about whether “community standards” should be allowed to override free speech.


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ARC Press Release: Greenspan Has No Free Market Philosophy

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-10-24 19:34

Greenspan Has No Free Market Philosophy
October 24, 2008

Washington, D.C. --Opponents of the free market are giddy at Alan Greenspan's declaration that the financial crisis has exposed a "flaw" in his "free market ideology."


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ARC Press Release: Frontline Heats Up Global Warming Alarmism

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-10-22 23:12

Frontline Heats Up Global Warming Alarmism
October 22, 2008

Washington, DC--On Tuesday evening, PBS premiered Heat, a Frontline documentary exploring the economics and politics of climate change.


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ARC Press Release: Jail Time for Blasphemy Under Religious Constitution

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-10-22 01:06

Jail Time for Blasphemy Under Religious Constitution
October 21, 2008

Washington, D.C. --“The 20-year jail sentence for blasphemy handed down to Sayad Kambakhsh in Afghanistan this week is the kind of outrage to be expected under any constitution that enshrines Islam as the state religion and the Koran as the supreme law of the land,” said Thomas Bowden, an analyst at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.

Recent Comments:
The game plan was always to — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2008-10-23 12:37
Iraq and Afghanistan Constituions — by Sandi on Thu, 2008-10-23 08:05
Because ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2008-10-22 23:28

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Totalitarian Islam and the Threat to Free Speech

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-10-15 17:34

PRESS ADVISORY
AYN RAND INSTITUTE

October 15, 2008

Totalitarian Islam and the Threat to Free Speech
A panel discussion at American University

What: A panel discussion on the nature of totalitarian Islam and its threat to free speech, followed by a Q&A


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ARC Press Release: Are We All Socialists Now?

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-10-10 21:46

Are We All Socialists Now?
October 10, 2008

Washington, D.C. --The Treasury Department, as part of its ongoing assumption of control over the financial industry, is preparing to inject cash into U.S. banks in exchange for preferred shares of bank stock.

Recent Comments:
Aaron, you nailed it! I — by James Heaps-Nelson on Sat, 2008-10-11 16:06
Had they known — by atlascott on Sat, 2008-10-11 15:48
Some things just innately — by Aaron on Sat, 2008-10-11 15:40

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ARC Press Release: America’s Soldiers Deserve Better

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2008-10-09 22:44

America’s Soldiers Deserve Better
October 9, 2008

Washington, D.C. --Asked when American combat forces should be used to quell humanitarian crises that pose no threat to U.S. security, Barack Obama pointed to Darfur and Rwanda, saying, “When genocide is happening…and we stand idly by, that diminishes us.” McCain agreed: “We must do whatever we can to prevent genocide.”


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ARC Press Release: Bush Bails Out Subprime Automakers

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2008-10-06 22:42

Bush Bails Out Subprime Automakers
October 6, 2008

Washington, D.C.--President Bush just signed into law what the Wall Street Journal describes as "a low-interest loan package to aid U.S. auto makers."


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ARC Op-Ed: Columbus Day Celebrates Western Civilization

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2008-10-06 16:43

Columbus Day Celebrates Western Civilization

By Thomas A. Bowden

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, opening a sea route to vast uncharted territories that awaited the spread of Western civilization.


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ARC Op-Ed: In Defense of Speculators and Short-Sellers

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2008-10-04 19:45

In Defense of Speculators and Short-Sellers

By Amit Ghate

Everywhere today government bureaucrats and media pundits blame unwanted price movements on speculators and short-sellers.

Recent Comments:
Insider Trading — by gregster on Mon, 2008-10-06 03:19
GREAT article. — by atlascott on Mon, 2008-10-06 00:01

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ARC -- How Not to Defend Free Markets

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-10-03 18:35

How Not to Defend Free Markets
October 3, 2008

Washington, D.C.--In response to the financial crisis, traditional defenders of free markets have criticized certain controls passed by U.S. regulatory agencies, but are not calling into question the legitimacy of the agencies themselves.


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The Ayn Rand Center Responds to the Financial Crisis

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-10-01 17:58

The Ayn Rand Center Responds to the Financial Crisis
September 30, 2008

Washington, D.C.--Americans are now facing an historic economic crisis.

Recent Comments:
School fees — by 0 on Wed, 2008-10-01 21:07

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ARC Press Release: FDA Okays Safer Spinach but Not Tomatoes

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-09-26 23:53

FDA Okays Safer Spinach but Not Tomatoes
September 25, 2008

Washington, DC--Eight years after grocers asked the Food and Drug Administration for permission to kill salmonella and E. coli by irradiation, the agency is preparing to approve that treatment for spinach and iceberg lettuce.


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Brook: Why Big Government Is Back, and How to Shrink It to Its Proper Size

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-09-26 02:06

Why Big Government Is Back, and How to Shrink It to Its Proper Size
September 25, 2008

Washington, D.C.--In a talk delivered last week at the Costa Mesa Hilton in Orange County, California, Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, explained the reasons for the resurgence of big government in America and called for a moral revolution to reduce government to its proper size and function.


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Order Now: 'The Resurgence of Big Government' by Yaron Brook

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-09-23 23:53

 

Preorder now for expected delivery in late October:


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