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Science And Industrialization

‪Vaccination: An Essentialized History of an Essential Technology [Video]

In this video, Amesh Adalja, M.D., discusses the history of vaccination with special attention to the heroic figures who developed this technology. Particular consideration is given to the chain of reasoning leading to the first vaccine, as well as how the germ theory of disease led to a plethora of vaccines that allowed humans to experience a rapid improvement in lifespan and quality of life.
Government And Business

Obamacare: A Law We Can Be Proud Of?

Despite Obamacare’s rocky rollout and continuing implementation problems, proponents insist that what the law is trying to do is fundamentally good. In this talk, given on June 4 at ARI’s headquarters in southern California, I challenge this claim, making the case that nothing about Obamacare is motivated by good intentions.

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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