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ARI Op-Ed: Why Was Washington Surprised by the Pakistan Crisis?

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2007-12-01 00:51

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Why Was Washington Surprised by the Pakistan Crisis?

By Elan Journo

Few reports about the Islamist threat are more alarming than the situation right now in Pakistan--a nuclear-armed country that Washington hails as a "major non-NATO ally."

Recent Comments:
"If Pakistan is only 50% — by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2007-12-03 20:55
On reflection — by Robert on Mon, 2007-12-03 17:03
There is of course one fact that you forget... — by Robert on Mon, 2007-12-03 16:51

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ARI Op-Ed: Thanksgiving—A Most Selfish Holiday

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2007-11-10 02:14

Thanksgiving: A Most Selfish Holiday

By Debi Ghate

Ah, Thanksgiving. To most of us, the word conjures up images of turkey dinner, pumpkin pie and watching football with family and friends. It kicks off the holiday season and is the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

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Wonderful, but... — by mckeever on Sat, 2007-11-10 14:21

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ARI Op-Ed: The Injustice of "Doing Something" about Subprime

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2007-11-08 00:58

The Injustice of "Doing Something" about Subprime

By Alex Epstein

As we witness large numbers of defaults on subprime loans--loans extended to those with no credit or bad credit--many are calling for the government to do something to stop the suffering.


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Brook on Fox

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-11-02 22:28

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Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, is scheduled to be interviewed about CEO pay today, Nov. 2, 2007, by Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network’s new show “Cavuto” at 6 pm Eastern (3 pm Pacific).


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ARI Op-Ed: After Ten Years, States Still Resist Assisted Suicide

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2007-10-30 20:53

Op-Ed from the Ayn Rand Institute.

After Ten Years, States Still Resist Assisted Suicide

By Thomas Bowden

This month marks the tenth anniversary of Oregon’s pathbreaking assisted suicide law.

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This is an example... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2007-10-31 00:53
Sad but too true... — by Robert on Wed, 2007-10-31 00:18
Horrific — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2007-10-30 21:25

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ARI Press Release—Sea Treaty Drowns Property Rights

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2007-10-29 22:00

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Sea Treaty Drowns Property Rights
October 29, 2007

Irvine, CA--The Senate will soon decide whether to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty, which deems most of the earth's vast ocean floor "the common heritage of mankind" and places it under United Nations ownership "for the benefit of mankind as a whole.”


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The Ayn Rand Lexicon: now available free on the Web!

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-10-26 21:28

 

 

The Ayn Rand Lexicon: now available free on the Web!

Through a special arrangement with the publisher, the editor and the Estate of Ayn Rand, ARI has received permission to present The Ayn Rand Lexicon—now available in its entirety, free of charge, to Web visitors.

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This is a brilliant — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2007-10-29 21:52
Brilliant!! — by Jameson on Mon, 2007-10-29 21:39
Great news — by 0 on Sun, 2007-10-28 17:29

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ARI Op-Ed—Is Washington With Us?

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-10-26 07:01

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Is Washington With Us?

By Elan Journo


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ARI Press Release—Should We Save Social Security?

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2007-10-25 22:59

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Should We Save Social Security?
October 23, 2007

Irvine, CA--Last week the first baby boomer applied for Social Security, marking the beginning of what the government calls a "sliver tsunami" of retiring baby boomers--more than 80 million over the next twenty years--who threaten to overwhelm the Social Security system.

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In — by Elijah Lineberry on Sat, 2007-10-27 02:05

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"Open Access" and the Tyranny of the FCC

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2007-10-22 23:17

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"Open Access" and the Tyranny of the FCC
By Alex Epstein

In January the FCC will auction off the prized 700 MHz spectrum of wireless bandwidth.


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ARI Op-Ed: Be Healthy or Else!

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-10-17 22:37

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Be Healthy or Else!

By Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

As part of his universal healthcare proposal, John Edwards would make doctor visits and other forms of preventive care mandatory. In a similar proposal in England, a Tory panel suggested that Britons should be forced to adopt a government-prescribed "healthy lifestyle."


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Atlas Shrugged and Today's Healthcare Controversy

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2007-10-16 21:43

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Atlas Shrugged and Today's Healthcare Controversy
October 16, 2007

Irvine, CA--This month is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's novel about a group of high achievers who rebel against a society that shackles and condemns them.


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ARI Op-Ed—It Ain't Easy Being Green

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2007-10-15 23:53

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It Isn't Easy Being Green

It is no surprise to find environmentalists condemning consumers who "buy green"--because, at root, environmentalists are against buying anything.

By Keith Lockitch


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Ban Belmont's Smoking Ban

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2007-10-15 19:55

Ban Belmont's Smoking Ban
October 15, 2007

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(No subject) — by gregster on Wed, 2007-12-19 22:26

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Atlas Month—Should Businessmen Go on Strike?

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-10-12 22:24

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Should Businessmen Go on Strike?
October 12, 2007

Irvine, CA--In a week characterized by important labor stoppages, Chrysler workers went out on strike in Michigan, British postal workers returned to work while threatening further walkouts, and registered nurses started a 48-hour strike in Northern California.

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My — by Elijah Lineberry on Thu, 2007-10-18 04:03

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Atlas Month—Why Businessmen Love Atlas Shrugged

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2007-10-11 23:44

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Why Businessmen Love Atlas Shrugged
By Alex Epstein

If you ask any hundred successful businessmen chosen at random to name the book that has most inspired them, you will undoubtedly hear one title repeated over and over: Atlas Shrugged--Ayn Rand's epic novel, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Why do businessmen love Atlas Shrugged?


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Atlas Month—The Influence of Atlas Shrugged

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-10-10 20:40

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The Influence of Atlas Shrugged
October 10, 2007

Irvine, CA--On the 50th anniversary of its publication, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's epic about a group of businessmen who rebel against a society that shackles and condemns them, is everywhere.


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Atlas Month—ARI/Yaron Brook: The Influence of Atlas Shrugged

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-10-05 22:54

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The Influence of Atlas Shrugged
 
By Yaron Brook

 
On the 50th anniversary of its publication, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's epic about a group of businessmen who rebel against a society that shackles and condemns them, is everywhere.


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Columbus Day Celebrates Western Civilization

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-10-05 05:50

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Columbus Day Celebrates Western Civilization
By Thomas Bowden


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Iraq's Failing Government

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-10-05 00:46

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Iraq's Failing Government
October 4, 2007


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ARI Op-Ed—Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer on American Liberty

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2007-10-02 22:15

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Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer on American Liberty

By Don Watkins


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Atlas Month—Ayn Rand's Legacy of Reason and Freedom

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2007-10-01 22:07

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Ayn Rand's Legacy of Reason and Freedom
October 1, 2007


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Congress Should Not Dictate Mental Health Benefits

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-09-26 22:55

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Congress Should Not Dictate Mental Health Benefits
September 26, 2007

Irvine, CA--By a unanimous vote, the Senate has approved the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007, which would forbid employers to offer less favorable insurance coverage for mental illness than for physical illness. Support for a similar measure is widespread in the House, so passage of a new federal law this year seems likely.

Recent Comments:
A — by Elijah Lineberry on Fri, 2007-09-28 05:46
psychiatrists and psychologists — by 0 on Fri, 2007-09-28 05:42

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Message to Presidential Candidates: Income Inequality Is Good

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-09-26 04:05

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Message to Presidential Candidates: Income Inequality Is Good
Sept. 25, 2007

Irvine, CA--Presidential candidate Barack Obama is receiving lavish praise for giving a speech on Wall Street that included “tough talk” about the issue of “income inequality”--an issue that he and nearly every other presidential candidate regard as a crisis.

Recent Comments:
Extraordinary ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-09-26 09:28
Senator — by Elijah Lineberry on Wed, 2007-09-26 04:23

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Reject the "Values Voters'" Culture of Living Death

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-09-26 01:11

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Reject the "Values Voters'" Culture of Living Death
September 26, 2007

Irvine, CA--On Monday, the Republican Values Voters Presidential Debate was held, billed as representing "America's Largest Voting Block."


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Reject the Latest Push for Net Neutrality

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-09-26 01:07

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Reject the Latest Push for Net Neutrality
September 27, 2007

Irvine, CA--U.S. senator Byron Dorgan, a leading advocate of "Net Neutrality" legislation--which is supported by Microsoft, Google, and many other software companies--promised last week at the Future of Music Policy Summit that the push for this legislation would continue.


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ARI Op-ed—The Un-American Call for National Service

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-09-21 01:07

The Un-American Call for National Service
By Alex Epstein

The lead article in a recent issue of Time magazine makes the case for “universal national service”--which the article describes as “the simple but compelling idea that devoting a year or more to national service, whether military or civilian, should become a countrywide rite of passage, the common expectation and widespread experience of virtually every young American.”


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End, Don’t Extend, the Persecution of Microsoft

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-09-19 22:12

End, Don’t Extend, the Persecution of Microsoft
Sept. 19, 2007

IRVINE, CA--The government has been investigating and prosecuting Microsoft under antitrust law since 1990--including a 2001 judgment that forced the company to be subject to government dictates of its business practices that apply to no other software company.


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HillaryCare 2.0: More of the Poison that Is Killing Our Healthcare System

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-09-19 01:22

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HillaryCare 2.0: More of the Poison that Is Killing Our Healthcare System
Sept. 18, 2007

IRVINE, CA--Hillary Clinton has announced her new “universal healthcare” plan, which she claims will solve the problem of high insurance premiums.

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Well, I don't think we'll have to worry about it, because.... — by KingRandor82 on Wed, 2007-09-19 04:41

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Poverty Causes Terrorism?

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-09-19 01:03

The Ayn Rand Institute—Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's statement that "poverty causes terror" indicates a complete disregard for reality.

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Nicely put; and definitely — by Carmel Sepuloni on Sat, 2009-03-14 08:13
. — by 0 on Thu, 2007-09-20 03:37
A vehicle — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2007-09-19 06:13

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