Americans Free Choice Medicine
AFCM promotes the philosophy of individual rights, personal responsibility and free market economics in the health care industry. AFCM advocates a full, free market health care system by promoting health savings accounts (HSAs), tax equity for the individual, and AFCM teaches the history of HMOs, which were instituted by a long, incremental process of government intervention.
Ayn Rand Institute: The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism
ARI offers a variety of educational experiences to promote greater understanding of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and, through the writing and speaking of our experts, advocates her principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism. Programs include: Free Books, Essay Contests, ARI Campus, and the Objectivist Academic Center.
Ayn Rand Society
The Ayn Rand Society, founded in 1987, is an affiliated group with the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Our purpose is to foster the scholarly study by philosophers of the philosophical thought and writings of Ayn Rand. The Society meets at the annual conference of the APA Eastern Division and sometimes (since 2008) at the Pacific Division conference. They also publish a book series and operate a blog, Check Your Premises.
Association Objective Law
The Association for Objective Law was formed in 1988 to advance Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, as the basis of a proper legal system. TAFOL engages in professional and other intellectual activities aimed at securing individual rights. TAFOL supports litigation with financial support and by filing amicus curiae briefs. It has opposed mandatory public service for high school students, mandatory pro bono for lawyers, and requirements that lawyers’ trust accounts bear interest to finance litigation for the poor. It has sponsored an essay contest for law students. It sponsors discussions of legal issues at Objectivist conferences. In the past TAFOL published newsletters containing articles on current events in law and the legal profession; it has submitted Op-Ed pieces and written testimony in the confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court Justice.
Center Industrial Progress
Center for Industrial Progress (CIP) is a for-profit think-tank seeking to bring about a new industrial revolution. We believe that human beings have the untapped potential to radically improve our lives by using technology to improve the planet across a multitude of industries: Mining, manufacturing, agriculture, chemistry, and energy.
Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
America’s premier university-based teaching and research center dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of capitalism. The mission of the Clemson Institute is to explore the moral foundations of capitalism. In pursuit of this mission, they work with students, the academic community and the general public to increase public awareness of capitalism’s core principles and institutions. They also organize an annual Morality of Capitalism Student Conference with scholarships for students.
The Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics, and Psychology
Offers an intensive home study program based on Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics.
Objectivist Academic Center
The Objectivist Academic Center (OAC) features live classes with Objectivist experts conducted via videoconference, and personalized feedback on students’ writing, speaking, and understanding of Objectivism. The OAC’s three-year curriculum provides elite instruction in the central questions of philosophy, in Objectivism and its applications, in how to communicate ideas, and—above all—in how to think philosophically. The OAC graded-student program is aimed at individuals in or aspiring to careers as professional intellectuals (e.g., educators, lawyers, writers) or intellectual professionals (e.g., businessmen, doctors, financiers). All others are encouraged to audit the OAC to receive the same education as graded students but without personalized instructor feedback. The OAC is a tuition-based program, with scholarship support available to graded students.
Prometheus Foundation (PF) is an independent, non-profit enterprise whose mission is to actively promote Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. To this end, PF seeks and funds proposals from individual Objectivists as well as from for-profit and non-profit organizations. Prometheus Foundation operates with two funds: The Objectivist Venture Fund (OVF) and the New Intellectuals Fund (NIF).
STRIVE is meeting students and young people around the world interested in Ayn Rand’s philosophy. STRIVE helps students connect with peers and mentors, and learn how to apply Ayn Rand’s ideas to their everyday lives. They organize online reading groups that discuss Rand’s fiction and non-fiction, and host Q&A’s with experts in Objectivism.
The Undercurrent is a publication for students and young professionals that offers cultural commentary inspired by Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism.