Remembering Rand

Ayn Rand (1905-1982) was born 111 years ago today, in St Petersburg, Russia. Through, in particular, her hugely influential novels such as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, she was (and still is) responsible for more young people becoming interested in the ideas of individual and economic freedom than any other author. One can see why. […]

ASI publications are now available in Farsi!

ASI publications have now been made available to readers in Iran, thanks to the Network for a Free Society and CAPTO. The publications have been translated into Farsi and published on CAPTO’s website. Books available include “Public Choice- A Primer”, “Foundations of a Free Society”, and “The Condensed Wealth of Nations”, all by our Director […]

A Review of Adam Perkins’s ‘The Welfare Trait’

The Welfare Trait has thus far attracted little media attention. This is perhaps a mercy. Were it to do so, its author, Dr Adam Perkins, would no doubt be forced to confront a howling hate mob outside his office twenty-four hours a day. Perhaps he would even have to move to an East Asian university, […]

Steve Masty: an obituary

Stephen J Masty, a longtime friend of the ASI, died on December 26th in London. He was one of the first friends I made when I taught philosophy and logic at Hillsdale, and was one of my most engaging and witty students. He went on to study at the University of St Andrews, and came […]

The ASI’s best of 2015

Madsen Song: Easy Love by Sigala. Musician: Charlie Puth. Movie: The Martian. Book: Chavs (updated edition) by Owen Jones. Restaurant: East India Club Dining Room. Cocktail Bar: Ozone Bar of the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. Article: The New Statesman’s piece on the mountain Labour must climb to regain power. YouTube video: Anton Howes on Innovation & the […]