Shame on the Ayn Rand Institute

In case any of you weren’t aware, I am an Objectivist and I have studied Ayn Rand’s philosophy for about eleven years. Objectivism has been of great value to me in many areas of my life and invaluable to my intellectual and personal growth. However, during last year’s Republican primary and upon the election of…

Day at Night interview of Ayn Rand

Today is the 60th anniversary of the publishing of Ayn Rand’s epic novel Atlas Shrugged. In this interview, Ms. Rand explains to Day Night host James Day her philosophy of Objectivism and offers her concept of the ideal man. Rand also discusses her thoughts on rationality, love, morality, free will, and art. She describes her…

#MOGA – Make Objectivism Great Again!

Sadly, with the election of Donald Trump, many high profile Objectivist scholars and intellectuals with the Ayn Rand Institute have swerved to the Left in their politics and ideology. The below video goes into the split among them and reveals not only the intrinsic rationalizations being made now for policies, such as open immigration, but…

The truth about the morality of altruism

In colleges and universities it is taught that altruism is the reason why people and animals are are kind to each other. The definition of altruism is the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.. It is no coincidence that altruism (i.e. sacrifice) is taught in many religious…

Australian university sacks Lomborg think tank

Last month the Australian government paid out $4 million for a Consensus Center that would be located at an Australian university to be headed by Danish researcher Bjorn Lomborg. The Australian center would have been modeled after Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus Center. The International Business Times states Lomborg’s outfit utilizes cost-benefit analysis to suggest to governments…

Happy 110th birthday, Ayn Rand

One hundred ten years ago today Alisa Rosenbaum (aka Ayn Rand) was born in St. Petersburg Russia. She was a novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. In this 1959 interview, Ms. Rand appeared on…