ARI News

Objectivist Scholars Present at the 2016 Foundations of a Free Society Conference

On June 1 and 2, 2016, Yaron Brook, Steve Simpson and Tara Smith will give presentations at the 2016 Foundations of a Free Society Conference, hosted by the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism (CISC). CISC describes the conference as the largest of its kind in the Southeast, with its attendees reaching and influencing tens of thousands of students and members of the general public each year through teaching and research. Taking part in conferences like this one is an important part of how ARI works to promote Ayn Rand’s revolutionary philosophy.
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The Yaron Brook Show: Rule of Law, Scalia and Ted Cruz

This Saturday, February 27, Yaron Brook is joined by Tara Smith, professor of philosophy and BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism at the University of Texas at Austin, and together they will talk about the rule of law, Justice Scalia’s death and Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign.
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Apply Today for the Legal Summer Fellow Position

Are you currently enrolled in a JD program? Have you completed the first year of law school? Are you eager to advance Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism in the culture? If you fit the description, then we can offer you the opportunity to take part in ARI’s summer legal fellowship program.
Government And Business

Policy Digest: Regulatory State Edition

The Wall Street Journal offers a good take down of the arguments for the Export-Import Bank, which the House just reauthorized for another 6 months. One irony in this debate, which the Journal notes: many on the left, including the Obama administration, Elizabeth Warren, and Nancy Pelosi, support the Ex-Im bank despite their real antipathy for business and their professed antipathy for “the rich” obtaining benefits at the expense of everyone else. As the Journal explains, “these liberals are friends of business only when government is allocating the favors.” That’s true, but the issue goes deeper than handing out favors.

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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