Culture And Society

The Decay of Hong Kong

Within a couple of generations, the former British colony of Hong Kong became one of the richest places in the world. Yet, despite its stratospheric rise in prosperity, Hong Kong is reversing course. Why?
Government And Business

What Can We Learn from Venezuela’s Collapse?

What can we learn from the wealth gap between South Korea and North Korea? Why is religion appealing? Is Ryancare/Trumpcare merely another step toward socialized medicine? And what’s the real cause of Venezuela’s collapse? These are some of the questions touched on in the latest episode of The Yaron Brook Show.
ARI News

Anniversary Chapters: Edwin A. Locke, “The Traits of Business Heroes in Atlas Shrugged

The year 2017 marks the 60th publication anniversary of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, so we’re talking to the authors of chapters in Robert Mayhew’s book Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” First up is Edwin A. Locke, whose chapter “The Traits of Business Heroes in Atlas Shrugged” focuses on character traits and moral virtues shared by the novel’s many business heroes, such as Hank Rearden, Francisco d’Anconia and Dagny Taggart.
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Building a Future of Reason and Capitalism

For those in the Orange County, California area, join the Ayn Rand Institute Saturday, February 25 at Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa for a discussion on the state of the culture and of the Objectivist movement in light of the new administration in Washington, D.C.

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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