ARI News

Happy New Year from the “New Guy” at ARI

Jason Bateman, ARI’s new director of Development Operations, is embracing his role as the “New Guy” at ARI. “I’m excited to help take ARI to new levels of expansion and reach,” Bateman says, “as we leverage our mighty group of donors and supporters in the fight for reason, individualism, rational self-interest and liberty.”
Culture And Society

Take Christ out of Christmas

In this classic Christmas article, “Why Christmas Should Be More Commercial,” Leonard Peikoff argues that, “It is time to take the Christ out of Christmas, and turn the holiday into a guiltlessly egoistic, pro-reason, this-worldly, commercial celebration.”
Culture And Society

This Is How Ayn Rand Celebrated Christmas

To celebrate Christmas, we asked Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives, to supply us with images and text from an article he wrote that originally appeared in the Ayn Rand Institute’s newsletter, Impact, in 2010. The article was devoted to anecdotes about Christmas visits, letters from Ayn Rand’s family in Russia about Christmas, images of Rand and her husband, Frank O’Connor, at Christmas and Christmas cards she and Frank gave and received.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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