Rituparna Basu, Author at The Ayn Rand Institute
ARI News

Upcoming Event: The FDA Should be Abolished

If you’re in the New York City area, join me this Tuesday, March 31, for a panel discussion on the future of the FDA. I will be arguing that the FDA is a threat to our health and should be abolished. I will be joined by the Manhattan Institute’s Yevgeniy Feyman, who will argue that the FDA should be reformed but retained.
Government And Business

What Jonathan Gruber Teaches Us about Obamacare

By now you’ve probably seen the video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, in which he admits that deceiving the American public, whom he calls “stupid,” was necessary in order to pass the law. Since the video went viral, Gruber has tried to walk back his comments amid a hail of rebukes. But perhaps we should thank him: his comments in the video expose the ideology underlying Obamacare. Gruber put into words the collectivist mindset behind how Obamacare was passed and the law’s substance.
Government And Business

Message to Future Doctors: You Matter

Tonight I’m speaking at a panel event for medical students at Georgetown University. Titled “The ACA and the Evolution of Our Health Care System,” the event will explore how Obamacare impacts doctors. The event is organized by the American Medical Association’s chapter on campus.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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