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Science And Industrialization

Why Did Ayn Rand Liken Ecologists to Vultures?

In her 1970 lecture The Anti-Industrial Revolution, Ayn Rand analyzes the arguments and underlying motivation of the emerging “ecology” movement, the forerunner of today’s environmentalism. Separating legitimate concerns about pollution from the movement’s deeper animus toward industrial civilization and technological progress, Rand explains her view of the proper relationship between human beings and their environment.
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Amanda Maxham at The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change

ARI is one of the co-sponsors of the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change that took place this week in Washington, D.C., Organized by the Heartland Institute, the conference raised critical question about past and current policies concerning energy and the environment. ARI’s Dr. Amanda Maxham joined panel 10 with State Senator Carlyle Begay and economist Alan Moran to discuss the impact of climate policy. Amanda’s talk is titled “Policy for people, not the planet.”
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Amanda Maxham on the Advent of GMOs

Please join us for our next featured event, “Why GMOs Are Good" with Dr. Amanda Maxham. Despite the perception that organic and non-GMO foods are the healthy option for you and your family, the truth is that the technology of genetic engineering has been improving the food we eat — making it safer, more nutritious and plentiful.
Science And Industrialization

Excuse Me, Waiter, There Is DNA In My Soup

Just Label It, a group that pushes for mandatory labels on all foods containing ingredients grown from genetically engineered seeds, repeatedly tells us that American consumers overwhelmingly support such laws. Front and center and in bold text on their website, we are told: “Studies show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods.”

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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