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Ayn Rand Institute

My Visit to the Ayn Rand Institute

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Steve Mariotti

I saw the table where she wrote Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead. I recognized and remembered the markings on it. I stepped closer and ran my hand along the indentations where she had written her precious books.

Lucia Graves

Ayn Rand Institute Questions Whether Obama Has Even Read Ayn Rand | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

After President Barack Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone that Ayn Rand's books are largely for teenagers who are "feeling misunderstood," ...

Watch: Demos & The Ayn Rand Center Debate "Freedom: For Whom and From What?"

Miles Rapoport | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

Freedom is one of the most contested ideas in American politics. It has been claimed by the Tea Party and Ronald Reagan -- and by FDR and Martin Luth...

Watch: Demos and The Ayn Rand Center Debate "Government: What Is Its Proper Role?"

Miles Rapoport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

After the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath a great political divide emerged among many Americans reexamining the direction of our country.

112th Congress: Whaddya Expect? (VIDEO)

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

In last November's election, Latinos gave two out of three votes to Democratic candidates. So, if the question is, "What should Latinos expect from the new Congress?" the answer is simple: Not much.

John Galt Has Left the Building

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

If your moral duty is to serve your neighbor and anyone else who is in need, then you don't have the moral right to pursue your own life and happiness.

Colbert Shrugged: Ayn Rand Institute Responds to 'Rand Illusion'

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

Is Colbert, and the media in general, taking a cheap shot -- going for the easy laugh using Rand's philosophy of selfishness -- or are they using humor and irony to open a much needed public debate?