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April 03, 2014
Morality of Freedom
Morality of Freedom
A new, free offering from ARI Campus
In this one-hour lecture, Onkar Ghate discusses the moral-philosophic ideas that led the Age of Enlightenment to uphold freedom and the rejection of this political ideal by later thinkers. Using examples that include Socrates and Isaac Newton, Dr. Ghate explains the ideas behind Enlightenment thinkers’ rejection of authority and embrace of reason—which ultimately led to the founding of America. He then explores why these ideas lost traction in the nineteenth century and how, through Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, we can revive them. Enroll now.
OCON Night of January 16th
Young Adult Weekend Night of January 16th
From talks and panels on how Objectivism applies to your life to panels on getting involved with intellectual activism, attending OCON 2014 will give you the foundation to study Objectivism in-depth. Discounted pricing has been extended until April 15 for anyone under twenty-six years of age. Get your passes today. Although Ayn Rand achieved fame as a novelist, her first public success came as a playwright. Night of January 16th, which opened on Broadway in 1935, introduced her to audiences as a bold critic of social conformity. Explore the story.
Keurig Keurig’s Rivals Launch Antitrust Attacks
Ready for another lesson in how antitrust law penalizes America’s best companies for their excellence? In the upside-down world of antitrust, courts can handicap a successful company for the benefit of less imaginative rivals.
Read more on the Voices for Reason blog.
Upcoming Events
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April 7: “The Antitrust Martyrdom of Bill Gates”
April 12: “How Best to Advance Liberty”
April 13: “Should Libertarians Support a Welfare State”
April 17: “Inequality: Should We Care?”
essay contest Win Up to $10,000
The Fountainhead essay contest is open to students in grades 11 and 12. This year, ARI will be giving out 236 prizes totaling $43,250 to students who enter the contest. Don’t miss a chance at the top prize of $10,000!
Get started today.
eStore Feature this week at the estore
Dramatic action is crucial to narrative literature of any form or school—and it arrests our attention even in real life. “The Principle of Drama,” by Tore Boeckmann, provides an illuminating new angle from which to view literature.
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Debt Dialogues
The debt dialogues
In this podcast episode, Onkar Ghate addresses the morality of the welfare state.
Listen in.
Ayn Rand Lexicon
Get inspired by exploring what Ayn Rand had to say on the topic of happiness.
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Developments in Literacy


Why Education and Why Pakistan


Education is a universal right for which we share a global responsibility. Pakistan has the third highest out of school population in the world with five million children failing to enroll.

Despite the increase in access to education, nearly half of Pakistani children drop out of school before the age of 16. Currently, some 25 million children or one of three have not completed primary education. Girls drop out at twice the rate of boys, lowering female literacy rates in some areas to a mere 8%. With 60% of Pakistan’s population living on less than $1 a day, a meaningful education is the only viable pathway to socio-economic empowerment. Each additional year of schooling increases an individual’s earning by 10%.

Girls who complete primary education are less likely to get married before 18 or become victims of domestic abuse, and have fewer children. Also the child of an educated mother is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5.

ACLU of Indiana Challenges Pain Medication Regulation | American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU of Indiana Challenges Pain Medication Regulation |  American Civil Liberties Union.

CONTACT: 212-549-2666,

Indianapolis — Patients prescribed certain pain medications should not be forced to consent to annual drug testing as a condition of treatment, the American Civil Liberties Union announced today in the filing of a class action lawsuit against the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.

Kenneth J. Falk, Legal Director of the ACLU of Indiana, said, “The Fourth Amendment protects all of us from government-mandated searches unless there is cause or justification. The mandatory drug testing simply goes too far.”

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of James Wierciak, a Hamilton County resident who has been prescribed pain medications for at least 18 years in order to manage the chronic pain caused by a variety of health problems.

Effective December 15, 2013, patients who receive certain levels of common pain medications from their physicians are required to sign a treatment agreement mandating the testing and are required to submit to testing at least annually. The lawsuit alleges that this required testing constitutes an unreasonable search and therefore violates the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The lawsuit seeks a court order prohibiting the Medical Licensing Board from requiring the drug testing when that testing is not medically indicated and from requiring that patients sign a treatment agreement consenting to the testing. A motion requesting that the case be certified as a class action was filed as well.

The lawsuit, Wierciak v. Individual Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, Cause No. 1:14-cv-12, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Jan. 8, 2014.


The Main Contestants are
Bhartiya Janata Party
Narendra Modi
and the usual wrath bred
Indian National Congress
and the hype created by the so called beholders of mass media;
Aaj Tak
The Times of India
ABP News Republic
NDTV 24×7
and the no. is countless.
AND THEY ALL PROCLAIM AS ‪#‎NaMo‬ to Be The NEXT‪#‎PrimeMinister‬ of the Pseudo Republic of India!

HAVING SAID SO, LET ME SPIT THE VENOM RIGHT AT YOUR FACE, ‪#‎Ambani‬‪#‎Mallaya‬, and whomsoever FEEDS YOU; The Choppers, The Campaigning Money and not to forget the Ruling Impotent Collation ‪#‎UPA‬ and Manmohan Singh, The JOKER!
To hell with your fu…g I Support Narendra Modi WAVE and ALIKE.
“We Are Anonymous,
We Do Not Forgive,
We Do Not Forget,
We Are Legion.
or STFU and let the country decide!

watch the naked dance of pseudo secularism here:



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Fury as academics claim 9/11 was ‘inside job’

The 9/11 terrorist attack on America which left almost 3,000 people dead was an ‘inside job’, according to a group of leading academics. Around 75 top professors and leading scientists believe the attacks were puppeteered by war mongers in the White House to justify the invasion of oil-rich Arab countries

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