Carl Svanberg | Ayn Rand Institute

Carl Svanberg

Research Associate
Ayn Rand Institute


  • Educational freedom
  • Education
  • Europe/Scandinavia
  • Welfare state
  • Laissez-faire capitalism
  • Morality of capitalism
  • Culture & society
  • Government & business

Carl Svanberg is a research associate at ARI, focusing on education policy. Carl mostly speaks and writes about the value of educational freedom. He has discussed the meaning of freedom in education at the Freedom Summit Chicago 2015, examined the moral dimension of the school choice debate with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and commented on the role of charter schools in the battle for educational freedom with educators during NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ 2016 Charter School Conference. One of his long-term research projects concerns the inherently ideological nature of education and the pervasiveness of government in education.

Also, Carl has lectured on the mythology of the Swedish welfare state at Objectivist Summer Conference 2013 in Chicago.


Carl holds a bachelor’s degree in practical philosophy from Lund University, Sweden. He is a graduate of the Objectivist Academic Center. In 2013–14, he took part in ARI’s Junior Fellows Program.