“Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.”
ARI is your agent. It’s the division of labor: if you want to promote Ayn Rand's ideas, ARI gives you greater efficiency at that task. ARI achieves “economics of scale” by combining the resources of many Objectivist activists into one permanent organization engaged, in effect, in mass production. ARI staff and the writers and lecturers it hires have specialized expertise in doing for you the promotional activities you would otherwise have to do yourself. So, any money you contribute to ARI is a productive expenditure, an investment in changing our culture's mindset.