Ayn Rand Center's blog

ARI Press Release: New Law Trashes Genetic Science

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-06-11 21:40

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

New Law Trashes Genetic Science

June 11, 2008

Irvine, CA--It will soon be illegal for health insurers to charge higher premiums for individuals whose genes reveal a predisposition to a future disease or disorder.


( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed (Alex Epstein): An Open Letter to Borrowers and Lenders—Take Responsibility for Your Decisions

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2008-06-05 01:15

An Open Letter to Borrowers and Lenders: Take Responsibility for Your Decisions

by Alex Epstein

Throughout the housing crisis, we have heard demands from spokesmen for desperate homeowners, banks, and investors for every variety of government bailout. But there is one group from whom the nation has not heard:


( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed (Alex Epstein): Investigate Big Congress, Not Big Oil

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-05-28 23:25

Investigate Big Congress, Not Big Oil

By Alex Epstein

With gasoline prices exceeding $4 a gallon in some states, politicians are responding as usual: Blame Big Oil First.


( categories: )

The Threat of Totalitarian Islam

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-05-06 01:12

REVISED SUBSCRIBER ADVISORY
AYN RAND INSTITUTE
May 5, 2008

The Threat of Totalitarian Islam
A panel discussion at Harvard University


( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed: How Government Makes Disasters More Disastrous

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-04-30 04:29

How Government Makes Disasters More Disastrous

By Thomas A. Bowden

In a speech from New Orleans last week, Republican presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at the Bush administration for its response to Hurricane Katrina. McCain's remarks, which appeared calculated to make disaster relief a key campaign issue, revived harsh memories of the savage storm that inundated the Mississippi Delta in late August 2005, leaving more than 1,800 people dead and causing widespread property damage.

Recent Comments:
Excellent — by personallydisinterested on Wed, 2008-04-30 06:19

( categories: )

Leonard Peikoff to host Q-&-A session at Objectivist Summer Conference 2008

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-04-15 23:55

OCON Event Announcement

Leonard Peikoff to host Q-&-A session at Objectivist Summer Conference 2008

Recent Comments:
I'd bet you would Kyrel. Are — by James Heaps-Nelson on Sat, 2008-04-19 17:30
Q and A — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2008-04-19 17:02

( categories: )

PRESS ADVISORY, AYN RAND INSTITUTE

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-04-09 21:32


April 9, 2008

Why Unregulated Capitalism is the Only Moral Social System

Who: Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute


( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed: The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-04-08 02:38

The Real Meaning of Earth Hour

By Keith Lockitch

On the evening of Saturday, March 29, cities around the world turned off their lights for one hour to "raise" awareness about global warming.


( categories: )

ARI Announces Atlasshrugged.com

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-04-01 23:21

The Ayn Rand Institute is excited to announce atlasshrugged.com, a major new Web site dedicated to Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's great novel about the mysterious disappearance of the world's greatest innovators and industrialists.


( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed: Your Child Is Not State Property

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-04-01 05:01

Your Child Is Not State Property

By Thomas A. Bowden

Rocked by a nationwide storm of criticism, the Los Angeles County court that declared homeschooling illegal in California has agreed to rehear the case in June.

Recent Comments:
Sacramento proudly carries the torch... — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-04-03 16:50
California — by Callum McPetrie on Thu, 2008-04-03 05:17
Hear, hear! This assault on — by James Heaps-Nelson on Tue, 2008-04-01 17:35

( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed: The Price of Bush's Commitment to Palestinian Statehood

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-03-28 22:31

The Price of Bush's Commitment to Palestinian Statehood

By Elan Journo

On his recent visit to the Middle East, Vice President Cheney voiced the Bush administration's belief that a Palestinian state is "long overdue" and vowed to help make that goal a reality. Many conservatives and liberals agree with the administration that America should help fulfill the long-deferred Palestinian aspirations to statehood. The idea is that in doing so we would go a long way toward dousing the flames of Islamist terrorism.


( categories: )

ARI Press Advisory—The Originality of "Atlas Shrugged"

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-03-28 02:45

The Ayn Rand Institute

PRESS ADVISORY

March 27, 2008

The Originality of "Atlas Shrugged"

What: A talk analyzing the theme and content of "Atlas Shrugged." A Q&A will follow.


( categories: )

You Call this "Victory"?

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2008-03-24 20:52

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

You Call this "Victory"?

March 24, 2008

Irvine, CA--In Congress, on the campaign trail, and across America, many have accepted a strangely favorable view of what President Bush's war policies have accomplished.

Recent Comments:
Jameson — by personallydisinterested on Sat, 2008-04-26 00:07
I'm done here, Disin — by Jameson on Thu, 2008-04-24 04:04
Jameson — by personallydisinterested on Thu, 2008-04-24 03:28

( categories: )

Brook in 'Forbes'

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2008-03-22 00:48

Yaron Brook on free speech and political advertising: Forbes magazine.


( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed: Defining the Right of Self-Defense by Gun

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-03-14 22:47

Defining the Right of Self-Defense by Gun

By Thomas A. Bowden

First, the robber hit Willie Lee Hill more than fifty times with a can of soda, knocking him unconscious. Later, the 93-year-old victim awakened, covered with blood, to find his 24-year-old assailant ransacking the bedroom. When Hill pulled out a .38-caliber handgun from near his bed, the robber lunged at him. Hill stopped his attacker with a single bullet to the throat.

Recent Comments:
Aaron — by James S. Valliant on Sun, 2008-03-23 01:14
Objectivist ethics are based — by Aaron on Sat, 2008-03-22 22:43
Aaron — by James S. Valliant on Sat, 2008-03-22 21:03

( categories: )

ARI Op-Ed: Too Big to Bail

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-03-12 00:21

The Ayn Rand Institute

Too Big to Bail

By Alex Epstein

Every few days we hear that another leading financial institution has written down billions more on subprime investments gone bad.


( categories: )

Project Lifeline: Collaboration or Intimidation?

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2008-03-05 03:23

Project Lifeline: Collaboration or Intimidation?

By Alex Epstein

Since the subprime meltdown began, the Bush administration has pledged to act to prevent foreclosures--but without interfering in the market or bailing anyone out.


( categories: )

Summer Internships Available at the Ayn Rand Institute

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2008-03-03 23:16

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

Summer Internships Available at the Ayn Rand Institute

March 5, 2008

The Ayn Rand Institute is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for its 2008 summer internship program.

Recent Comments:
Damn — by Callum McPetrie on Tue, 2008-03-04 08:27

( categories: )

Objectivist Summer Conference 2008

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2008-02-23 00:33

The Ayn Rand Institute is pleased to announce Objectivist Summer Conference 2008, taking place from June 28 to July 6, 2008. We have assembled an exciting lineup of lectures and events for this year's conference, set in the remarkable coastal environment of Southern California.


( categories: )

Facets of Ayn Rand now available on Web

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2008-02-18 01:24

The Ayn Rand Institute

Facets of Ayn Rand now available on Web

Readers of Ayn Rand's works are often eager to know what the author was like as a person. What was the character and personality of one who could conceive such grand ideas, and present them so memorably and powerfully in novels like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead?


( categories: )

One Million Ayn Rand Novels in Classrooms This Year!

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-02-05 20:46

The Ayn Rand Institute

One Million Ayn Rand Novels in Classrooms This Year

February 5, 2008

IRVINE, CA--With a shipment of 80,000 books in January, the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) has placed more than 1 million copies of Ayn Rand's novels in the hands of high school teachers and their students across North America.

Recent Comments:
NZ — by Callum McPetrie on Tue, 2008-02-05 22:43

( categories: )

An Open Letter to America's Students--Will "Atlas Shrugged" Change Your Life Forever?

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2008-02-02 03:59

The Ayn Rand Institute

An Open Letter to America's Students--Will "Atlas Shrugged" Change Your Life Forever?

By C. Bradley Thompson

This letter is addressed to all young people who've read or are about to read Ayn Rand's epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged."

Recent Comments:
How refreshing would it be ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2008-02-02 23:56
Confidence... — by personallydisinterested on Sat, 2008-02-02 23:21
Values... — by James S. Valliant on Sat, 2008-02-02 22:44

( categories: )

ARI Advisory: Religion vs. Morality

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2008-02-01 02:48

The Ayn Rand Institute

PRESS ADVISORY
January 31, 2008

Religion vs. Morality


( categories: )

Memo to Gates: The Cause of Third-World Poverty Is Not Capitalism, But a Lack of Capitalism

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2008-01-29 20:57

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release
 
Memo to Gates: The Cause of Third-World Poverty Is Not Capitalism, But a Lack of Capitalism

January 28, 2008

Irvine, CA--Bill Gates made waves at the World Economic Forum by calling on Western nations to adopt a new, “creative capitalism.” He complained that under “pure capitalism . . . . the great advances in the world have often aggravated the inequities in the world.

Recent Comments:
A rose by any other name wouldn't smell like excrement — by personallydisinterested on Fri, 2008-02-01 00:20
Spot On Callum — by Sandi on Thu, 2008-01-31 20:17
Too simplistic — by personallydisinterested on Wed, 2008-01-30 03:26

( categories: )

ARI Press Release—MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY 2008

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2008-01-19 07:25

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY 2008
January 18, 2008

Irvine, CA--“Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers Americans an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating racism in all its forms,” said Thomas Bowden, an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute.


( categories: )

ARI Advisory: The "Market Failure" Fallacy

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2008-01-07 22:36

PRESS ADVISORY
AYN RAND INSTITUTE
2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92606

January 7, 2008

The "Market Failure" Fallacy

Who: Dr. Brian Simpson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Management and Marketing at National University in San Diego and speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute


( categories: )

ARI Press Release—Bush Signs Automobile Fatality Act

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2007-12-22 00:30

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

Bush Signs Automobile Fatality Act
December 21, 2007

 
Irvine, CA--The energy bill that President Bush just signed into law is a significant victory for environmentalists, who have long pushed for such measures as expanded ethanol production.

Recent Comments:
the downward spiral — by 0 on Sat, 2007-12-22 18:46

( categories: )

ARI Press Release—Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Pays $24,000 in Prizes

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2007-12-11 07:43

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Pays $24,000 in Prizes
December 10, 2007

IRVINE, CA--College student John DeWald, from London, England, is the winner of the Ayn Rand Institute's annual "Atlas Shrugged" essay contest, for which he received a prize of $10,000.

Recent Comments:
The Entire World? — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2007-12-11 13:55

( categories: )

ARI Press Release—The Enemies of Energy

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2007-12-10 23:49

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

The Enemies of Energy
December 10, 2007

 
Irvine, CA--King Ranch and the environmentalist coalition Coastal Habitat Alliance are suing Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in an attempt to stop the creation of a windmill farm along the Gulf Coast in Kenedy County. According to the suit, the wind farm could kill migrating birds and damage the bay.


( categories: )

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release—The Government Makes Mortgage Lenders an Offer They Can't Refuse

Ayn Rand Center's picture
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-12-07 23:07

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

The Government Makes Mortgage Lenders an Offer They Can't Refuse
December 7, 2007

Irvine, Calif.--President Bush has just announced a plan that would freeze interest rates on many subprime loans that would otherwise reset to higher rates.


( categories: )
Syndicate content