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.
A new audio-visual course based on an important Ayn Rand lecture is now up on ARI Campus. The Anti-Industrial Revolution analyzes the arguments and underlying motivation of the emerging “ecology” movement, the forerunner of today’s environmentalism.
In this wide-ranging interview, Yaron Brook discusses Ayn Rand’s achievements as a novelist-philosopher; the role of philosophy in history; Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow; why “the poor” only need freedom to rise; environmentalism; and more.
In an article that she wrote a few years ago, my colleague Amanda Maxham evinces that the environmentalist movement is not motivated by a science-based concern for man’s life and environment. No, what motivates this ideological movement is the hatred for technology and ultimately for individual freedom.
On April 13, 2016, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the impact of President Obama’s climate policies. Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and former ARI fellow, was there to testify for the moral superiority of fossil fuels.
This Saturday, April 9, guest hosts Amanda Maxham and Aaron Smith will talk about the meaning of selfishness, benevolence and altruism; whether it’s selfish to have (or not have) children; the disturbing environmentalist trend of viewing children as “carbon burdens.”
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.”
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.
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.”