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Elan Journo is a fellow and Director of Policy Research at the Ayn Rand Institute. Among other duties, Journo teaches at the Objectivist Academic Center and leads ARI’s Junior Fellows Program (JFP) in Policy Research and Legal Studies. Journo recently checked in with The Undercurrent to pass an exciting opportunity along to our audience. The […]
The rise of Bernie Sanders along with some astounding new data suggest that young people today hold an increasingly favorable view of socialism. The Undercurrent is excited to announce a national campus initiative to push back against these ideas: #CapitalistAndProud! We’re calling on students everywhere to write in to their campus papers explaining why they support capitalism. Pieces published in student […]
Is This a Cult? A Personal Reflection on the Leven Foundation Student Conference: The Morality of Value-Creation and Trade
Last semester, enterprising students from across the country and beyond gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the Leven Foundation Student Conference on “The Morality of Value-Creation and Trade,” co-hosted by STRIVE and the Ayn Rand Institute. Students enjoyed a series of lectures and breakout sessions by entrepreneurs, professionals, and intellectuals on the philosophical and business principles […]
Last month, close to 400 fans of Ayn Rand gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Westin Hotel for the Ayn Rand Institute’s annual Objectivist summer conference, where people of all ages from across the country discussed the application of Rand’s radical ideas to freedom of speech, foreign policy, antitrust laws, and a number of […]
we are always enthusiastic to share news of opportunities to learn more about the Objectivist ideas that inform our editorial perspective, especially opportunities for students. We’d like to pass along news of two great summer opportunities for students interested in learning more about Ayn Rand and her ideas.