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Monday 11 July 2016
Negative
Ryan Griggs, LewRockwell.com

I attended OCON 2016 to get the word on objectivism from the horse’s mouth, as it were, and boy did I. My conclusion: ARI and objectivism are great for those seeking a pseudo-intellectual basis for war, intellectual property, and government more broadly. But for those who care for peace, cooperation, and prosperity, one will need to look elsewhere…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 10 Jul 2016
Monday 04 July 2016
Charlotte Cushman, American Thinker

…about individual freedom.  On February 25, 2011 Yaron Brook gave a rousing speech at the Tea Party Patriots Summit in Arizona where he pointed this out about the Founding Fathers: “They didn’t say, ‘We just…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Jul 2016
Thursday 30 June 2016
Positive
Walter Hudson, PJ Media

When did it become so horrible to suggest that people should provide for themselves, particularly in a context where they insist others provide for them?

Watch Ayn Rand Institute President Yaron Brook address the fundamental issue in the video below.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Jun 2016
Friday 10 June 2016
Neutral
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

Dave Rubin, the host of the show, interviews authors, activists, journalists, comedians, actors, and professors, and he digs deep into the issues at hand. Topics range from political correctness, to freedom of speech, to foreign policy, religion, atheism, and Objectivism. Whatever is under discussion in any given show, one common thread ties everything together: an appreciation for the importance of ideas and an understanding of the freedom required to talk about and act on them. In other words, the common thread is the fundamental ideals of classical liberalism.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2016
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Mixed
Niv Elis, Jerusalem Post

Who is John Galt? The character from Ayn Rand’s seminal Atlas Shrugged may be fictional, but apparently he was a Zionist.

On Tuesday evening in Tel Aviv, the Ayn Rand Center debuted its first Atlas Award, a prize intended to bolster entrepreneurship and represent Rand’s individualistic ideals. It presented the award to Moovit, a company whose app provides real-time data on public transport.

Many of the prestigious participants in the event, however, also sought to distance themselves from some of the more controversial political elements of the Ayn Rand Center and Rand’s philosophy.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 May 2016
Monday 16 May 2016
Positive
Times of Israel

There are many contests and competitions in Israel each year that seek the entrepreneur with the best idea, business, or skill set. But the winner of the Atlas Award – to be given out Tuesday in Tel Aviv by the Israeli chapter of the Ayn Rand Institute – will be able to lay claim to the title of “most entrepreneurial entrepreneur.”

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 16 May 2016
Thursday 12 May 2016
Positive
Steamboat Today (Steamboat Springs, CO)

The Steamboat Institute will host its Eighth annual Freedom Conference and Festival Aug. 26 and 27.

Featured speaker for the event will be Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and author of the book, “Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Equality.”

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 12 May 2016
Friday 06 May 2016

…watching The Rubin Report on Ora.tv!More from Ora: Ayn Rand’s Philosophy and Objectivism The Rubin ReportMay 05 ‘16 Yaron Brook (President, Ayn Rand Institute) joins Dave Rubin, discussing Ayn Rand’s…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 06 May 2016

…Finding Truth in Media The Rubin ReportMay 05 ‘16 Yaron Brook (President, Ayn Rand Institute) joins Dave Rubin, discussing Ayn Rand’s philosophy, objectivism, self interest, capitalism and much more. PodcastCopy…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 06 May 2016
Tuesday 03 May 2016
Positive
Tom Ballantyne, Western Journalism

Some years back I heard Ayn Rand Institute Executive Director Yaron Brook speak at the annual Tea Party conference in Phoenix. He said something that should resonate with every constitutional conservative: “Before Congress ever considers taking up any law, the members should ask themselves one question: Do we, under the Constitution, have the authority to consider this?”

While that is a paraphrase from memory, the rationale for asking such a question is undeniable.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 03 May 2016
Sunday 24 April 2016
Positive
Serena Ng and Anupreeta Das, Wall Street Journal

.…[David] Sokol, 59 years old, is becoming increasingly vocal about politics. He is an avowed fan of “Atlas Shrugged,” the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand that made a moral case for capitalism and self interest. In public speeches and columns, Mr. Sokol has drawn comparisons between the dystopian, over-regulated America portrayed in the book and the present day, saying that free enterprise is increasingly under attack.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Apr 2016
Tuesday 12 April 2016
Positive
Jesse Hathaway, Somewhat Reasonable (Heartland Institute)

What do Michelangelo, LeBron James, Steve Jobs, and Bernie Sanders have in common? In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, managing editor and research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with Yaron Brook, the president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute to find out!

Equality is not fair, Brook says, and it’s not an achievable goal in the real world, because everyone has different abilities and skills. Instead of weighing down LeBron James so he’s no better at basketball or make Michelangelo paint left-handed so he’s no better at art than other people, we should embrace the fact that everyone has different talents than everyone else.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Apr 2016