How To Celebrate Ayn Rand’s Birthday

How To Celebrate Ayn Rand’s Birthday

February 2nd is the birthday of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand developed and defended Objectivism, a philosophy that advocates “rational selfishness.” To celebrate Randsday, you do something not done on any other holiday: you...

What Was The Real Ayn Rand Like?

In 1951, when he was just a teenager, Leonard Peikoff visited Ayn Rand in her home, at her invitation. This was the beginning of a friendship and professional association that would last until Rand’s death in 1982. In this 1987 lecture — “My 30 Years With...
Bernie Madoff: Lessons From an Ayn Rand Villain

Bernie Madoff: Lessons From an Ayn Rand Villain

Earlier this year, the infamous pyramid investment king Bernie Madoff was testifying in court, in conjunction with a lawsuit that seeks to get his investors to return their profits to his company’s receiver (see the news story here). Madoff has served eight years of...
Interview: Ayn Rand Institute CEO Jim Brown

Interview: Ayn Rand Institute CEO Jim Brown

The world center for scholarship in Ayn Rand’s writings and advancement of her philosophy, Objectivism, recently announced that its board of directors unanimously voted to hire Jim Brown as chief executive officer. The Irvine, Calif.-based Ayn Rand Institute (ARI)...

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