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Discover how reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism can make a positive impact on our world.

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ARI in Action

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On the Horizon

Peek into some of ARI’s current and future initiatives.

  • Atlas Shrugged Revolution Dinner

    Atlas in New York

    Join us September 29 for our annual Atlas Shrugged Revolution Dinner in New York.

  • ARI Europe

    Ayn Rand Institute Europe

    Explore the life, works and philosophy of Ayn Rand in Danish, French, German and Spanish.

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  • Students: Win $20,000

    Fortune favors the bold. Read Atlas Shrugged this summer and compete for cash.

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About Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982) was a novelist and philosopher. She is best known for her novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, and for the revolutionary philosophy she originated, Objectivism.

Ayn Rand’s philosophy for living on earth has changed the lives of millions and continues to influence American culture and politics. The Ayn Rand Institute is dedicated to advancing her principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism.

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