Welcome to ARI

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

Credit: M. Greene

ARI in Action

Buzzing @ ARI

On the Horizon

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

  • ARI on the Road


    Engage with our speakers in Irvine, Chicago, New York City and the Bay Area, Sept.–June.

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  • 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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  • OCON 2015

    Objectivist Summer Conference for Ayn Rand fans: July 4 to July 9

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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.

Ready to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism?