Santa Claus: The Anti-Christ

Novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand wrote that “the charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says ‘Merry Christmas’–not ‘Weep and Repent.’” With that in mind, the proper source of Christmas cheer is not religion, but commercialism, said an Ayn Rand Institute senior writer. “The […]

One Solution for Education’s Woes: Home Schooling

When Glenn Woiceshyn saw that his 9-year-old son was rapidly losing his love of learning, he decided to do something about it: home-school him. In addition to his son, Woiceshyn, a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute, accepted two other grade five students. “These two students, who were far behind my son in

Censorship in Advertising Moves Into Movies

NEWS — For more than a week, Democratic candidates Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, and officials at the Federal Trade Commission, joined by political and social leaders on the Left and the Right, have begun laying the groundwork for government controls on the motion picture industry. What is surprising is that the supposed defenders of […]

Greens, not Greed, Fueling Higher Gas Prices

Government regulations, not capitalist greed, are responsible for skyrocketing U.S. oil and gas prices, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “U.S. environmental regulations add, on average, 42.4 cents per gallon to gasoline prices at the pumps,” said Andrew Bernstein. “These taxes alone mean that every licensed driver pays an extra $350 per […]

Advice to the GOP: Bush Needs a Republican Agenda

The GOP could spend four more years locked outside the White House for one reason: George W. Bush sounds too much like Al Gore, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “At the nominating conventions, both candidates endorsed ‘sacrifice,’ ‘community,’ and ‘big government,’ ” said Richard Salsman, president of InterMarket Forecasting in Cambridge, […]

Johnny Can’t Think But He’s a Great Guesser

As U.S. schoolchildren head back to their classrooms, they will face a threat greater than drugs or thugs — their school curriculum, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “For years, students have had their reading abilities destroyed with the

The Republican Convention Will Spotlight Statism

MARINA DEL REY, CA — The Republican National Convention will spotlight one thing: the Republican Party’s real goal is not increasing individual freedom but continuing state control over our lives, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “George W. Bush and the Republican Party, like Gore and the Democrats, don’t trust the individual […]

Parents Rejoice! Harry Potter Is Back

MARINA DEL REY — On July 8, the fourth installment in the adventures of child-wizard Harry Potter will be released. Harry Potter, far from being an agent of the occult as his critics contend, is the kind of hero children should be encouraged to read about and emulate, said the executive director of the Ayn […]


MARINA DEL REY, CA — Wednesday’s decision by Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, refusing to hear an appeal that would have kept Eli

Anthem Essay Contest Winners Named

Open to high school freshmen and sophomores, the Anthem essay contest required contestants to write on one of several topics dealing with the characters and themes in the novel. The contest is designed to promote critical thinking and writing skills. Essays are judged on both style and content. First published in 1938, Anthem depicts a […]

“Sweatshop” Opponents Want to Violate Workers’ Rights

The goal of college students and union workers who want to end the economic “exploitation”of so-called “sweatshops” is actually to rob economic opportunities from the poorest in the Third World, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “This is the vicious contradiction behind the recent campaign against so-called

Gore’s Prescription Plan Is Unjust and Unhealthy

Al Gore’s vow to “take on” the prescription drug industry will continue the decades-long hobbling of the American health care industry, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “Gore’s attack on prescription drug makers is based on the recognition that people need these products,” said Robert W. Tracinski. “In today’s political environment, it […]